Michelle has been working and collaborating in circus since 1997, when she became part of the award winning circus school Carampa, Madrid. She now mentors, choreographs and directs contemporary circus for tent, theatre and street performance. She has choreographed and directed traditional large scale circus and toured widely with small scale companies. Her work with circus has extended into community based projects, including the development of a project in the favela of Cidade de Deus, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with Cresce-Vivir. She has written a co-authored research project with Francisca Arce Gatica, that won a FONDART funding award for the development of contemporary circus in Chile and is currently choreographing for the award-winning Barcelona based contemporary circus company eia.
Michelle has been nominated a Premio Max, the Spanish equivalent of an Olivier award for Best Choreography 2017, for her her work with the contemporary circus company eia and their latest production Intarsi.