Michelle has worked as a professional actor since graduating from drama school in 1991. She most recently played the English Teacher in the feature film Dora and the Lost City of Gold for Paramount Pictures. Other feature films include The Night We Called It A Day for Ocean Pictures and Danny Deckchair for Lionsgate Films.
She is a familiar face on Australian TV screens with guest roles on Total Control, Home and Away (5 episodes), All Saints (8 episodes), Packed To The Rafters, Love My Way, Deadly Women, Behind Mansion Walls and Tough Nuts. Mini-series include Gallipoli, The House Of Bond and Not The Boy Next Door based on the life of Peter Allen.
Michelle has appeared in several short films and around 25 TV Commercials, both in Australia and overseas.
She wrote and performed her own Cabaret show The Little Aussie Battleaxe at various venues including the Cracker Comedy Festival. She has compered major corporate events and worked as a singer and a dancer.
Theatre credits include:
Billy Elliott The Musical (original Australian cast), 5 tours of Menopause The Musical in both Australia and New Zealand playing the Earth Mother, Aladdin in Indonesia, Away (Impulse Theatre Company), Blue Heart (Siren Theatre Company at the Stables), Market Forces (Ensemble Theatre), Working The Musical (Q Theatre and Glen St. Theatre), Click Clack (N.S.W. Tour), Mission Possible (N.S.W. Tour), Hansel & Gretal’s Excellent Adeventure (Ensemble Theatre) and Graceland (Sidetrack Theatre) to name a few.
Michelle is currently studying for her BA in Film Production at the prestigious Australian Film, Television and Radio School.
A very experienced Drama and Musical Theatre teacher, Michelle is excited to be joining the team at Dance Encore Performing Arts Studio.