Michael Rank has spent the lion’s share of his life performing and recording as a singer-songwriter. With over twenty albums released and a noted history of sharing the stage as an opening act for the likes of Iggy Pop, The Ramones, and Soundgarden to name but a few, he has now immersed himself into an exploration of movement and dance. Rank is currently training under a number of Durham NC based instructors with a focus on improvisation and several forms of Modern dance techniques including elements of Release, Horton, Limon and Contemporary Ballet. His focal passions and inclinations are inspired by the movement language of Shaga and the possibilities that are created and available from this process. He commenced his apprenticeship with ShaLeigh Dance Works in 2019 and is found wide-eyed, grateful, and ever reaching into the journey.