received her training at Pacific Northwest Ballet School in Seattle, Washington. Ballet has had such a positive and amazing impact in her life & she is very excited for this opportunity to be
working with kids and adults who just want to dance. She hopes that ballet education will only help them become stronger and more passionate dancers.
Her dance training
began at the age of 5 in California with ballet, tap, acrobatics and jazz where she performed at many county fairs and dance competitions. At the age of 10 she moved to Seattle and
auditioned for and was accepted into PNBS on full scholarship where she studied for several years under the guidance of many other outstanding artists. Michele was chosen to perform
in company performances over the years under the direction of Kent Stowell and Francia Russell and was part of the original cast for the Stowell/Sendak Nutcracker.
Knowing that ballet
was her passion she returned to PNBS and was the School Secretary for many years where she was able to assist with the audition tours and the coordination of the Annual School Performances as
well as use and grow her administrative abilities.
Once she moved
to Ashland and became so busy with her growing family and work Michele put her love for dance aside, until 12 years ago when she stepped back into the studio and has been teaching
at Danceworks for the last 6 years.