Biography

Michelle is an indigenous storyteller from the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw and the We Wai Kai Nation. She grew up in Surrey BC, 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. She was also a founding member of the Youth Arts Council of Surrey, a youth group dedicated to fostering and promoting the arts for the youth of Surrey.  

After high school, Michelle entered 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), and Eponine in Les Miserables (Chemainus Theatre Festival). Michelle has also been living and working in other provinces across Canada at select theatre companies: Stage West, Theatre Aquarius, the Segal Centre, The Citadel, and Western Canada.

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

Because of her heritage, Michelle has a green card, and is able to live and work in the United States.

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