Performer - Educator
Michelle is known for a string of solo credits — including the sold out cabaret show “A Tribute to Johnny Mercer” at the Mad Cow Theatre in Orlando, an off Broadway Drama Desk Award winning show in New York City, her lively, jazzy CD “Happy Madness” and regular performances at Walt Disney World and supper clubs, cabarets, and festivals around the country and the world.
Michelle has been singing her entire life and professionally for the last 25 years, sharing the stage with jazz greats like Mel Tormé, Max Roach, Sheila Jordan, Jon Faddis, Sandy Patti, Dr. Billy Taylor and Liza Minelli. In addition to her own CD, she can be heard on Bobby McFerrin’s “Vocabularies” and several Disney produced recordings. Michelle has also been a session singer for radio and television commercials. Locally, she has sung for the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and is currently the featured vocalist with the Dr. Phillips Center Jazz Orchestra.
Michelle’s teaching credentials are equally as lengthy and impressive. She has earned Bachelor and Master’s degrees and currently provides jazz instruction at Rollins and Valencia Colleges. She has taught at the Phil Mattson Choral Workshops, the Disney Sings Workshops and Steve Zegree Vocal Jazz Camps. Her work as a clinician and judge has taken her from choral festivals such as Showstoppers, Orlando Fest to similar events in Japan and Singapore. Her vocal arrangements are performed by high school, college and professional ensembles around the world.