Michelle is a New York based pole dance/fitness instructor and performer who has been teaching Pilates for over a decade. She continues to own/operate ABsolution Pilates which she opened in 2005.
With a background in gymnastics and a degree in Theater from Fordham University at Lincoln Center, it was inevitable that she would fall instantly in love with pole dancing as it marries the two passions she had previously felt she was forced to choose between. Her pole dance journey began six years ago and since then she has had the luxury of training under some of the industry’s best athletes/artists.
Michelle was chosen as a Top 10 Finalist in the 2012 US Pole Dance Federation Amateur Championships and competed in the Female All Star Division of the National Aerial Pole Art Championship 2013. She placed 3rd in the Professional Level 4 Division of Pole Sport Organization’s Atlantic Pole Championship 2013. A few months later Michelle placed 2nd at the Pole Classic at Pole Expo 2013. In April she represented the United States in the III Pole World Cup@ Arnold Classic Brasil 2014. She is the first ever IDSA World Pole Dace Championship at Sport Standard Silver Medalist. In October 2014 she represented the US in Paragon: An International Pole Dance Championship. She will again represent the US in PoleArt Spain in September. Michelle is a Brand Ambassador for PoleFit by Bad Kitty.
She is one of the first ever ElevatED certified instructors. Michelle combines her extensive background in core strengthening and alignment with her passion for pole dance to create a learning experience that is dynamic, challenging, and fun.