Michelle is an indigenous Coast Salish actor and singer, originally from the Greater Vancouver area. She grew up in Surrey, where she was immersed in the arts from a very young age, taking singing, acting and dance lessons, auditioning for TV and film, and performing in choirs, recitals and shows.

From age 13 to 18, Michelle attended Langley Fine Arts School as a Drama Major, a secondary school with a focus on the arts. During these years, Michelle was also a member of the Youth Arts Council of Surrey, a youth group dedicated to fostering and promoting the arts for the youth of Surrey.  

After graduating high school, Michelle was accepted into the Musical Theatre Program at Capilano University, where she graduated with honours. She has been working steadily in the field since then. Some of her favourite credits include Belle in Beauty and the Beast (Arts Club), Sophie in Mamma Mia (Arts Club), Eponine in Les Miserables (Chemainus Theatre Festival), and Hope Cladwell in Urinetown (Firehall Arts Centre).

Michelle has been awarded the Ovation Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress and the Aida Broadbent Award for professional conduct and performance.

Michelle is proud of her indigenous heritage. She is Coast Salish, from the Squamish Nation and the We Wai Kai Nation. Because of this, she has a green card to live and work in the United States.

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