is a multidisciplinary artist, actor, writer, and filmmaker
based between Los Angeles and New York.
Her immersive multimedia works
have been presented in Germany, Italy,
the Republic of Georgia, and across the U.S.
Her work exists at the intersection of dance, vocal music, audio,
film, and new technologies and draws upon the interdependence of body and voice
in relation to geography, memory, language
in translation, and the performance of femininity.
Her ongoing research and performance in vocal music
and women's folk music traditions has taken her to
Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Turkey, and China.
Michelle has performed at venues such as MOCA,
Hammer Museum, Marciano Art Foundation, REDCAT,
LA Music Center, Rubin Museum of Art,
Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Park Avenue Armory.
Her work has received support from Foundation of Contemporary Arts, Center for Asian American Media, Sundance,
California Arts Council, La MaMa, Poets and Writers,
Found Sound Nation/U.S. Department of State, and the
Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women
She teaches performance and embodied voice workshops
in the U.S. and internationally and works as a director and choreographer for film, installation, and music videos.