Michelle La Flamme is a performer and educator who is of African-Canadian, Métis, and Creek ancestry. She is very involved with the Aboriginal arts community and has worked for (IMAG) Indigenous Media Arts Group and with Margo Kane at Full Circle First Nations Performance for a number of years. She has been the coordinator of the IPAA (Indigenous Performers Arts Alliance) and was recently project coordinator for the Indigenous Language Revitalization program at UBC. She has been a guest lecturer in Germany and has also taught in the Netherlands and Spain. Recently, she has been teaching in the English and theatre departments and in First Nation Studies at UBC. In 2006 she graduated from UBC and was awarded the Paul Stanwood Prize for the best doctoral thesis in the Department of English. She is revising her thesis, "Living, Writing and Staging Racial Hybridity" for publication with Wilfred Laurier University Press (2008).