|Born and raised by showbiz parents, Michele is an award winning choreographer, Master instructor, producer, dancer and coach who has spent a lifetime working and
teaching classical ballet, tap dance, musical theater and classical jazz. She has choreographed for both stage and screen including: several Off Broadway shows,
Jacob's Pillow, HBO, Miramax, Circuit Productions, Hanna-Barbera and MTV. Michele has danced as a member of the NYC Company - Ronn Forella and the Second
Century Dancers, as guest artist with the Kirov Ballet, is a featured soloist with the American Tap Dance Foundation and is known as tap dance partner to Charles
Goddertz and the late Harold Cromer. In demand worldwide for her choreography and unique teaching skills Michele is constantly on the move sharing her talents
anywhere dancers are eager to learn. Her choreography has been enjoyed by the Rainbow Room in NYC, Harrah's Casino Reno/Tahoe and on such prestigious stages as
the Joyce Theater, Symphony Space, and the Duke on 42nd Street Theater on Broadway, NYC to mention a few.
Michele was on the summer staff at Kaatsbaan International Dance Center as an instructor and choreographer for the Extreme Ballet Pre-professional Intensive
Summer Ballet Program under the direction of Martine Van Hamel. Former Director of The New York Dance Center NYC, Master Instructor for Omega Institute Summer
Arts Intensives, an adjudicator and adjunct professor of dance at S.U.N.Y. New Paltz College as well as guest artist for Master classes at Vassar, Bard, and Dutchess
Community Colleges, NADAA (National Association of Dancers and Affiliated Arts), (CSA) Community School of the Arts in Marion Indiana.
Michele is the creator of the New York City Tap Festival Youth and Pre Professional Programs as well as writer/director/choreographer and emcee for
the Tap Youth/Tap Future Concerts for Tap City Festivals 2000-2010. She is a former columnist for the International Tap Association and is currently a faculty member
and dance education advisor to the American Tap Dance Foundation and a guest instructor for Steps on Broadway. She has an 11 year affiliation with the National
Association of Dance & Affiliated Arts, a 15 year affiliation with the American Academy of Ballet, a 26 year affiliation with the American Tap Dance Foundation and a
lifelong affiliation with members of the Royal Academy of Ballet.
(ITA) International Tap Association, (ATDF) American Tap Dance Foundation
(NAADA) National Association of Dancers and Affiliated Arts (AAB) American Academy of Ballet
Dance Magazine* Dancer Magazine * International Tap Association Newsletter * The New York Times New Jersey Star Ledger * Dance Studio Life * Dance Spirit
Magazine * Dance Teacher Now Magazine Dance Teacher Magazine * Dance Studio Life Magazine* and all local press.
Full resume for specific disciplines upon request.
Teaching Experience - a Life Time