Originally from Wisconsin, Michelle received her B.F.A. in dance from the University of WI-Milwaukee. Her continued training extended through workshops and classes throughout the U.S. and Europe. She worked as a freelancer primarily in the mid-west, U.S., with early, influential mentorship from Debra Loewen and Simone Ferro. Michelle’s interest in finding healing through somatic practices led her to Pilates. She is a fully certified STOTT Pilates Instructor and Instructor Trainer. Michelle completed her MA in Contemporary Dance Education at HfMDK, Ffm in 2021. Her continued thesis research was recently supported by ID_Tanzhaus Frankfurt, which focused on experiencing kinesthetic empathy in dance training formats and challenging the visual-centric aspect of dance.