Michelle first participated in amateur productions with a brief spell doing Calamity Jane at Vane Tempest in 1998 – unfortunately work commitments in Leeds meant she never got to perform the show but she’d felt the buzz and there was no turning back.
On returning to Sunderland in 2001 Michelle wasted no time in joining her local society – Sunderland Amateur Operatic Society (SAOS) and performed in her first show “Evita” at the Sunderland Empire.
Subsequent years seen Michelle performing in “Oliver”, and “Annie” with SAOS, playing minor roles such as the Rose Seller and one of the Boylen Sisters.
In November 2005 Michelle undertook her first lead role, Crystal, in “Little Shop of Horrors“, with South Shields Musical Productions.
Michelle joined DMTC in 2005 for our production of “Titanic“. She was delighted to play the part of Marta in “Company” (2006), Ernestina in “Hello Dolly” (2010), chorus principal in “Sweeney Todd” (2013), Mrs Cruncher in “A Tale of Two Cities” (2014) and has enjoyed being in the chorus for their productions of “Gigi“, “Mack & Mabel“, “Noel & Ivor“, “Scrooge“, “Grand Hotel” and “Some Enchanted Evenings“