Michelle is a native of North Carolina and a graduate of UNC Charlotte and has an extensive background in performing arts and education. Michelle is the Past President of Carolina Dance Masters and is a member of Dance Educators of America and Dance Masters of America. Michelle also serves on the advisory board for The Ziegfeld Club, Inc, was on the faculty for the 2017 I.D.E.A. Conference, and is honored to serve Dancers Against Cancer as a National Ambassador, an organization that provides financial assistance to dancers, dance teachers, and choreographers who have been diagnosed with cancer.
Michelle is the owner of Miller Street Dance Academy, home to more than 2,500 dancers. She lives in Weddington, NC with her husband, Harold and daughter Natalie.
In addition to teaching dance, Michelle maintains her commitment to community service. In 2015, she was inducted into Make-A-Wish Foundation’s ‘W.I.S.H. Society’ (Women Inspiring Strength and Hope) for her dedication to raising funds to grant the wishes of children battling life-threatening illnesses in the Charlotte area. In 2016, Michelle received the Humanitarian Award from African Christians Fellowship International (ACFI) for her continued support of ACFI’s work supporting Liberian orphans.
Most recently Michelle was nominated for Woman of the Year. She and 16 other people raised over 3 million dollars for the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society.