Michelle is this years recipient of the German-Australian Opera Grant and will be on contract with the Hessisches Staatstheater, Wiesbaden 2020-2021.
Born and raised in the Clarence Valley on the Far North Coast of NSW, Michelle moved to Sydney to study a Bachelor of Music Performance in Voice and a Graduate Diploma of Opera Studies at The Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Roles include Despina in Mozarts' Cosi fan tutte & Clorinda in Rossinis' La Cenerentola (Lyric Opera Studio Weimar). Frasquita in Carmen by Bizet (Berlin Opera Academy) and Zerlina at the Prague Summer Nights Festival production of Don Giovanni by Mozart.
Michelle also covered the role of Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss at the
Lisa Gasteen National Opera School in 2018.
Recently she performed the role of Adele in Die Fledermaus at the the James Cuskelly School of Music Summer Program, with the Brisbane Symphony Orchestra.
Michelle has sung regularly with Voci Stupende, Cantillation in productions with
Pinchgut Opera and has performed in concerts and festivals with The Song Company.
Michelle is a Young Artist with Pacific Opera where she has performed in A Viennese Gala with the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Nicholas Milton and the role of Suor Genioveffa in Pacific Opera's production of Suor Angelica with Music at Manly.
Michelle will be returning to the Lisa Gasteen National Opera School later this year to perform the role of Anna Reich in Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor, conducted by Ward Stare.
Michelle was a Finalist in this year's Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship. She will also be in the Finals of the Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Foundation Bel Canto Award in September and the Fine Music FM Young Virtuoso Award Finals in October.