ABOUT THIS ARTIST

Michelle Bellerose is a self-produced musician, visual artist and writer. She worked as a feature film production coordinator for ten years before turning her hand to a one-year organic vegetarian project that was named Restaurant of the Decade (2000-2010) by Toronto's NOW Magazine. An innovator whose multidisciplinary work touches all human senses through her ongoing investigations into intuition, creativity, and health, she has independently and persistently produced original music, visual art, and provocative commentary in support of spiritual quest, alternative medicine and holistic science.

In all of her endeavours, her trailblazing approach invites us to hone our relationships with our bodies and minds in order to experience enchantment and wonder. From pioneering a new form of yoga, to her award-winning work as a gourmet chef, Michelle continually breaks ground with her work and play.

As a musician, an eclectic mix of sounds blends into Michelle's own unmistakable style. In 2008 she was nominated for a Niagara Music Award, in the category Best Female Vocalist, and her music has featured in three Antero Alli films, a Reality Sandwich podcast, and on CBC radio and numerous North American college stations. Unique vocals along with her skilled treatment of both improvised and recorded arrangements contribute to her growing reputation as a leading musical talent. She has performed at numerous venues, from the famed Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires to Toronto's Lula Lounge, C'est What?, Cameron House, Comfort Zone, Bambu, Ontario Place, and Distillery Jazz Festival, James Street Supercrawl in Hamilton, Ottawa's Mercury Lounge and Elmdale Tavern, and BC Place in Vancouver, as well as numerous shows in coffee shops, stores, lofts, galleries, libraries, restaurants, parking lots, private homes and nature areas.

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ANIMAL POWERS spring 2011

ANIMAL POWERS spring 2011

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

feedback

"Michelle Bellerose put on a phenomenal show this evening at The Craftsman Restaurant, in Paudash. I'm going to have to invent some new ways of describing music to adequately convey how amazing she was. The best thing I've come up with, so far, is to say that her singing and songwriting abilities are to music what the storytelling and magic realism of Gabriel Garcia Marquez are to literature. Amazing and brilliant... It's like her voice and instrumentation (including all sorts of recorded tracks) combine elements of Laurie Anderson, The Cocteau Twins, and Loreena McKennitt. I even thought of Grace Jones, at one point... The music is really complex and makes a lot of other stuff seem weak or diluted, in comparison. Amazing, amazing, amazing... Everyone was just raving about her show and I think she might've sold out of the cds that she brought." [Kathy Figueroa]

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anny maux 2011

warrior of tenderness 2010

warrior of tenderness 2010
‎"Mythology IS the song. It is the song of the imagination, inspired by the energies of the body."
[Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth with Bill Moyers]

spirit portraits by michelle bellerose



a new project, this series of totemic illustrations are done within an hour and with no special art supplies, just contact cement, photocopy paper, a pencil, sometimes ink, watercolours, and images from old magazines people have put out for free circulation.