Michèle Steinwald is an independent curator and dance producer, and former assistant curator for the performing arts at the Walker Art Center. Since retiring as a dancer and choreographer, Steinwald has managed performing arts projects and professional development programs for On the Boards, New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, Dance/USA, and the Deborah Hay Dance Company. Steinwald is a board member of the Visual Artists Network / National Performance Network and Movement Research and is a graduate of the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University. She has served on panels for the National Endowment for the Arts, National Performance Network, McKnight Foundation, and United States Artists Fellowships, and has been an artist mentor for Creative Capital's Artist Retreat and Arts Midwest's ArtsLab. In 2016, she served as a Pew Fellowships panelist.