was born in St. Louis, Missouri. As a little girl, she wouldn't keep
still. Her perceptive and supportive parents put her in dance class,
where she thrived. At 8 years old, Michelle auditioned with hundreds of
kids and was selected to perform at the Muny Opera in "Carousel." She
also danced in the "Nutcracker" and "Firebird" at the Fox
Theater. Michelle could be seen in commercials, print campaigns and tap
dancing down the aisle at the grocery store, which annoyed her older
As a teenager, she won several dance scholarships to spend her summers studying in Los Angeles at EDGE. She joined the dancing and singing company Team 11, where she performed at Six Flags and across the country. She also could be seen hosting segments during commercial breaks on KPLR-TV. Michelle attended Lindbergh High School, where she was a member of the pom-pon squad and performed in school musicals. She landed roles in the Equity ensemble at the Muny Opera in "Anything Goes," "Grease" and "Meet Me in St. Louis."
Michelle is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Missouri, School of Journalism. She enjoyed teaching dance to kids at Columbia Performing Arts Center. While at MIZZOU, she was a member of the nationally acclaimed Golden Girls.
Upon completing her degree, she launched her journalism career with an early morning wake-up call as the Morning Anchor at KOMU-TV in Columbia, MO. Then, Michelle tossed aside her alarm clock and joined the television powerhouse KY3 in Springfield, MO as the weekend anchor and consumer investigative reporter. She covered deadly tornadoes, exposed fraud and tested products live on the air. Her writing, reporting and producing have been recognized with Missouri Broadcasters Awards, the Edward R. Murrow Award and the Missouri Bar Association's Excellence in Journalism Award.
Taking on a top ten television market, Michelle sharpened her producing skills on the Emmy Award Winning talk show "Great Day Houston" and "Christmas Spectacular" at KHOU-TV in Houston, TX. After relocating to Kansas City, she focused on acting and writing. On her first film audition, she was cast as television reporter Connie Lee in the feature film "Last Ounce of Courage." Her first narrative writing was the regional Emmy Award web series "The Unreal Housewives of KC."
Michelle is honored to be the President of the KC Women in Film & Television. She is also a board member on The Film Commission of Greater Kansas City and Missouri Motion Media Association. You can see her weekdays at 10am on "Kansas City Live," on NBC. When she isn't on set, hosting or writing a screenplay, Michelle enjoys reading, watching movies and spending time with her family... and she still dances down the aisle at the grocery store.