Michelle studied ballet, tap and jazz at Kirkpatrick’s from pre-school through high school. She continued her love of dance through college, minoring in dance at Chapman University in Orange, CA. While at Chapman, Michelle was a member of a touring performance group along with participating in the college dance concerts. She also joined a local ballet company and was selected to perform in a large dance festival in Oregon in 1998.
After returning to the Peninsula, Michelle worked in public relations but missed dance, so she returned to teach at Kirkpatrick’s in 2003 and has enjoyed being part of the Kirkpatrick’s family ever since!