is a Chinese-born, Los Angeles-raised multidisciplinary artist,
performer, composer, and director.
Her solo performances, site-specific theatre and installations,
films, and immersive multimedia compositions
have recently been presented in Germany,
Italy, the Republic of Georgia, and across the U.S.
Much of her work exists at the intersection of forms and draws upon
body as geography, language in translation,
the performance of femininity, and the union of voice and body.
Songs of Body, her six-part synesthetic song cycle, merges
an embodied vocal score inspired by women's folk music traditions and spring rituals with scent design and wearable arduino sensor technology and is a 2016 finalist of the Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Performance Writers.
Her ongoing research and performance in the human voice has taken her to Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Turkey, and China. She frequently leads embodied voice workshops in the U.S. and internationally.
Michelle was awarded a 2019-2020 Artists in Communities grant from California Arts Council for her ongoing work exploring the complex onscreen and off screen histories of Los Angeles Chinatown.
Her production company Nü House creates documentary work that facilitates conversations across borders and connects diverse artists, organizers, communities through collaborative land-based projects in different cities worldwide.
Acting Resume + Reel available upon request.