Jose Miguel (Miggy) Esteban

Jose Miguel (Miggy) Esteban is a Filipino-Canadian dance/movement artist and educator based in Tkaronto/Toronto. Miggy is currently a PhD student at the Department of Social Justice Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, where his research is oriented through disability studies and dance/performance studies. Influenced by disability arts and culture, Black radical traditions, Indigenous storytelling, and queer performance, his work engages in embodied practices of improvised research-creation to encounter the interpretation of gesture as a site for inspiring pedagogies of/through dance. His work has been published in Canadian Theatre Review, Disability Studies Quarterly, Journal for Literary and Cultural Disability Studies, and in various edited volumes.