is a Chinese-born, Los Angeles-raised multidisciplinary performer, composer, choreographer, 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,
and the performance of femininity.
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 new wearable technologies and was a 2016 finalist of the Leslie Scalapino Award for
Innovative Women Performance Writers.
Her ongoing research and performance in the voice as instrument has taken her to Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Turkey, and China.
She frequently leads embodied voice workshops in the U.S.
For her work in interdisciplinary arts, Michelle has recently received support from the Foundation of Contemporary Arts,
California Arts Council, and Poets and Writers Organization.
She is the founder of Nü House, a digital platform that facilitates conversations across borders and connects diverse artists and communities through collaborative projects