Michelle has trained for 25 years in styles including classical ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, modern and contemporary. She studied at local dance studios surrounding the Plymouth, MA area where she grew up. As a competitive dancer, Michelle attended numerous dance competitions and conventions and has trained under famous master instructors and Emmy Award winning choreographers throughout the northeast. In 2007, Michelle danced as an NFL Junior Patriots Cheerleader alongside the New England Patriots Cheerleaders.
Michelle studied as dance major in Cape Cod, MA, focusing on modern dance and the techniques of Martha Graham and studying techniques and choreography of Merce Cunningham, Alvin Ailey, Paul Taylor, Jose Limon and more. Michelle later focused her studies on Business Administration and Small Business Management, graduating in 2013.
Michelle began her teaching career in 2010 at a local dance studio in Plymouth, MA. She relocated to North Carolina in 2011, and continued her career specializing in teaching and choreographing contemporary. She also teaches jazz, tap, hip hop, and ballet. She often incorporates contemporary into her choreography of other styles of dance. Michelle currently teaches and choreographs for various studios and performing arts programs in the NC area and offers workshops and private instruction. She has choreographed award winning group, solo and duet pieces for dancers in the area. Michelle’s dancers have gone on to compete, audition and perform for numerous regional and national talent competitions, prestigious ballet companies,
American Dance Festival and agency’s including Actors Models and Talent for Christ, America’s Got Talent and Youth America Grand Prix. Michelle was awarded ‘Best Dance Teacher’ in Cary, NC twice by lessons.com in 2018 and 2019.