Michelle is the creator and ongoing producer of Let The Elephants Dance, an event that was inspired by her cousin Laura who lost her battle with depression and anxiety in 2015. Mental health awareness has been an important topic of focus in Michelle's life for a many years and has always been an issue close to her heart. When the unimaginable happened, she knew she could not stay silent any longer.
Expressing through art and dance has always been Michelle's saviour in difficult times, which is why putting this event together seemed like a natural progression to help others. Michelle is a firm believer that through dance, one can express themselves when words fail.
Michelle’s goal is to share the stage with as many performers as possible who share her passion about mental health, along with inspiring others to hold onto their strength and hope!
If you want to join Michelle on this journey to help end the stigma surrounding mental illnesses, please do not hesitate to purchase your tickets, donate, or contact us to find out other ways to be involved for the next Annual Fundraising Gala coming up this Fall season on Saturday October 19th, 2019.
Below is a video from her very first solo created for this event, "Chasing Cars" performed in March 2016 at Dancemakers.