Michelle is a Coast Salish Indigenous performer from the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw, with additional ancestry from the We Wai Kai Nation. She grew up in Surrey BC, where she was immersed in the arts from a very young age.
After graduating the Musical Theatre Program at Capilano University (and more recently, their Bachelor of Performing Arts Program) Michelle has been working steadily as an actor, singer and writer. Her favourite theatre credits include Belle in Beauty and the Beast and Sophie in Mamma Mia! (Arts Club) and Eponine in Les Miserables (Chemainus Theatre Festival).
During the pandemic, without live theatre, Michelle turned toward voiceover and TV/film: she booked her first voiceover on Spirit Rangers (Netflix) and was on set for her first professional movie credit, Dancing Through Christmas (Lifetime). She has since been working more steadily in voiceover and tv/film.
Michelle enjoys performing as a vocalist, and is honoured to be a repeat guest singer with two amazing Indigenous music groups: Tillicum Shantie, and M'Girl. She also loves to work on music in studio, and most recently recorded some music for the original cast album for Tell Tale Harbour.
Michelle is very proud of her ancestry, and she is doing her best to be a good role model for the youth of her Nation. Michelle received a grant from the BC Arts Council this past year to assist with learning the traditional Sḵwx̱wú7mesh language. She has also been attending singing/drumming gatherings with her relations, learning Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Coast Salish songs.