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Michelle works at the cross-roads of international education, collaborative arts and community engagement.

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Michelle has led wide-ranging projects and programs, in the US and overseas. She teaches and leads workshops in theater, public speaking and story-telling.  She also translates French plays, and occasionally performs. 

Since 2006, a central pillar of Michelle's work has been leading arts programs at the French-American International School of San Francisco (Head of the Creative and Performing Arts Department & Artistic Director of the Theater Program). She also developed expertise in program management and community engagement as the school's founding Urban Engagement Coordinator (2018-23). 

In France, she has worked with l'ESCA, the Programme Baudelaire and the Studio Sophie Akrich. 


As a 2023-24 Visiting Scholar for the Center of Spiritual and Ethical Education, in fall 2023, Michelle led a back-to-school webinar on Storytelling and Public Speaking and will lead a 3-part webinar series in March 2024, on:

Note: Sign up links above. These sessions can be taken individually or as a series and are open to non CSEE-members. 

In August 2023, Michelle was delighted to be part of blue monkey works "blue monkey love cuts - redux", directed by Steve Morgan Haskell at the San Francisco Fringe Festival. The LA Times review of the original LA production described it as "not just a surprise, but a revelation." 


At the French-American International School, Michelle is looking forward to directing Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and exploring Hospitality: Territory of Humanity,  in collaboration with colleagues, students and French Theater Director, Moïse Touré.