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With 10 years of experience in Theatre Education, Michelle has established herself as one of Chicago’s leading teaching artists. She currently serves as Education Associate at Porchlight Music Theatre where she also works as Lead Teacher for all of their Youth Programming. Michelle has also taught for Goodman Theatre and Emerald City Theatre. While she coaches people of all ages, she specializes in working with children. If you would like to better prepare yourself or your child for the next audition; whether it’s for a big musical, store-front play, indie film, or even college audition…Michelle is available for private coaching sessions.

“I believe every actor deserves to walk into an audition feeling prepared and proud of the work they will present. It is my goal to make every actor, regardless of age or type, feel like they have the skills to navigate the often overwhelming world of auditioning with confidence. I am passionate about helping performers reach their full potential.”


“Michelle has been an amazing coach and mentor for Sara! Sara has so much fun working with her and has made major improvements in her singing and acting in the process. She comes out of every coaching session confident, excited, and happy. With Michelle's guidance, Sara started auditioning recently and made it to the final callbacks at two major theaters in her first two auditions, and then was offered the role at the third audition. Sara loves acting and Michelle has made it possible for her to realize her potential. Michelle puts her whole heart into her work with kids and it's clearly a labor of love for her, not just a job.”

-Julie, Parent of Student

“Michelle pushes everyone out of their comfort zone. She believes you can do it, even when you think you can’t.”

-Emily, Student

“Michelle is the best coach because she helps you make the good things that you're doing even better, and she helps you fix the small things that can make a big difference in how your audition goes and whether you get the part. And, working with Michelle is really fun!”

-Sara, Student