Michelle is originally from Batavia, NY. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA with a B.A. in Dance and Arts Administration. Through multiple master classes, workshops and residencies, she has worked with the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, The Paul Taylor Dance Company, The Trey McIntyre Project, Bruce Marks, Laura Alonso, Kat Wildish and many other renowned instructors and companies. In 2008 Michelle trained with the ConfiDance Foundation, a pre-professional program in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. There she worked with leaders of Netherlands Dance Theatre and the Dutch National Ballet including Maurice Causey and Krzysztof Pastor. She has performed with the Genesee Ballet Repertoire Company, the Lake Erie Ballet, The Mercyhurst Dancers and Dancin’ Unlimited Jazz Dance Company. She currently directs Little People’s Creative Workshop of Northern Virginia, a specialized dance program for pre-schoolers. Michelle has been a Gin Dance Company member since 2011.