"I thoroughly enjoy working with Michelle in the studio as she engages young dancers with her wit, energy and enthusiasm...Mature, musical, and well thought out choreography has been presented by her each year. Her tenacity is evident at every rehearsal, and she is not afraid of hard work. She has the self-discipline and wherewithal to work independently with little supervision. Gracious, loyal, enthusiastic and trustworthy, Michelle has my highest recommendation and best wishes."
"Michelle is focused, inspired, persistent, open to new information, willing to change and evolve in her technique. What stands out most is her devotion and love of dance. It is very clear and beautiful to see that in her work. You can trust that she will give you her best effort and dedication to you when you hire her."
"I have had the opportunity to see Michelle perform in many student works over the years where she consistently excels in whatever the demands of each choreographer are. She also did a fantastic job co-producing a student led concert recently and in her independent studies she is always on top of her work – I never have to step in and ask for things. Michelle follows through...She was a model student, experimenting and attending to the tenets of her classes with a curiosity and openness that were a joy to observe...Michelle has a strong work ethic and understands the value of other people’s time. She is responsible, prompt and somehow knows how to get the most out of any situation she is in."
"Michelle has a strong dance background and provides solid choreography for
the Intermediate Musical Theatre programs. The casts are focused and attentive during my observations of rehearsals when Michelle is choreographing. Her staging of musical numbers is very effective and she has a keen artistic eye and passion for youth.
"I love working with Michelle. She is always so prepared and has every move worked out, has even memorized the lyrics to the song, in time for the first rehearsal. And when she works with the kids she is so patient and cool that they hardly notice how hard they are working as they learn the choreography."
"In 35 years of teaching English and Musical Theatre, I could describe a number of students as superior, but very few as exceptional. Gracious under pressure, Michelle earned the respect of her peers and faculty. She is a tour de force, a Renaissance woman, one with aspirations and dreams that will be pursued with passion in her career. She has my highest accolades."
"As a busy talent agency in Los Angeles, we give a lot of responsibility to our interns and expect a lot out of them. Michelle was nothing less than wonderful to have working with our creative and choreography department. She was constantly adjusting to receiving tasks from different superiors, and her personality and relations with our clients were always pleasant and professional. She was thorough in each task she was asked to perform and completed them with efficiency and focus."