Biography (Bio)


Genot Picor (formerly Piqueur) is a storyteller, musician and dancer. In addition, he is a published free-lance journalist, retired public school teacher consultant and grant writer. Picor holds a Master’s Degree in Theatre Arts/ Interpretive/Performance Studies from Eastern Michigan University, specializing in oral tradition, narrative studies and the anthropology of performance. Genot uses all his talents to bring an interactive frontier history alive to audiences of all ages. His program is ideal for schools, festivals, art shows, museums, libraries and corporations. Each presentation is individually designed to meet the needs and requests of the hosting agency. If you’ve ever seen him perform, you’ll see that he looks and acts the part! Picor has presented at numerous venues throughout Michigan from Ironwood to Rockwood, Niles to Sault Ste. Marie. In addition, he has performed in New York, Ontario, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois. Picor has studied voice and movement at the Stratford Festival Theater in Stratford, Ontario. Genot was given Native name of “Winter Elk” on Sept. 28, 2003 by Mr. Leon Locklear, Tuscarora/Cherokee Elder and former President of Southeast Michigan Indians, Inc.).