Based in Salt Lake City, UT, Michelle is a professional Belly Dancer with nearly a decade of dedicated dance training. She began her studies with American Style Bellydance, ATS and Tribal Fusion, then shortly after found more experimental fusion styles. More recently she has studied with Rachel Brice (8 Elements Phase 3 certified) and Stephanie Buranek (Cabaret/Egyptian). She has also sought continued instruction through workshops and other events from some of the most innovative dancers in and out of the belly dance scene. She also places high importance on cross-training and has focused training in the Aerial Arts (pole/lyra/contortion), Jamaican Dancehall and Contemporary dance. She is available for instruction, private lessons and workshops both locally and internationally. Since 2016 she is also Unmata ITS Level 1&2 certified teacher.
Michelle has been on our radar for some time with her dedication to practice, snippets of her dancing on social media and her drill bits videos, and we finally met her at Black Forest Tribal Fest in September 2016, where we spent quality time rolling on the floor in the workshop, or in the hotel hallway catching wifi and talking.