Michele loves being on stage as well as behind the scenes.
Michele was an actor for 10 years, then went into casting, then produced short films, a feature film, video games and commercials. She has owned and operated several successful businesses including three well-known acting schools for all ages.
Michele has been teaching acting, public speaking and improv for 25 years. She has spoken on several panels about filmmaking, building a business and networking. She has sat on several judging panels including the Leos Awards (B.C.’s Oscars), Vancouver Web Fest and The Joey Awards (Young Canadian Performers Awards) among others. Michele has also been on several boards including Women In Video and Film Vancouver, Peninsula Productions and the White Rock Business Improvement Association.
She has won business awards from the Ocean Park Business Association, The Peace Arch News and the South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce.
In 2017, Michele co-founded PACA (Peninsula Arts & Culture Alliance) to help spread the word about the performing arts.
One of the highlights for Michele was being included as a successful business profile in the 2019 B.C. Small Business Profile online publication from the B.C. Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology. She was thrilled that a White Rock business was one of the featured profiles as the publication includes businesses from across B.C.
Currently Michele is chair of the City of White Rock’s Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee for a two-year term.
Michele recently sold her award-winning performing arts studio in White Rock, The Drama Class after eight successful years as one of the top acting studios in the lower mainland. Michele’s coaching skills are very much in demand, so she continues to teach acting at several schools, public speaking, host events and perform.