Michelle Quenon began her formal ballet training at the Academy of Russian Classical Ballet in southeast Michigan. She went on to continue her training at Butler University, where she received a BFA in Dance Performance and a minor in English. While at Butler, she danced various roles with Butler Ballet, including the Lilac Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty, the Arabian lead in The Nutcracker, as well as several soloist roles. Following graduation, she spent two seasons dancing with Nevada Ballet Theatre, performing in productions including James Canfield’s The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Romeo and Juliet, The Sleeping Beauty and Cynthia Gregory’s Swan Lake. She also had the opportunity to work with artists from Cirque du Soleil during NBT’s annual collaboration with Cirque. Michelle then joined Ballet Theatre of Indiana where she danced roles such as Giselle in Giselle, the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, and the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella. During her third season with BTI, she also took over the position of Ballet Mistress and choreographed several works for the company, including Act II of Cinderella, a jazzy Party Scene for The Nutcracker and a one-act production of The Great Gatsby. While with BTI, Michelle taught at Expressenz Dance Center and The Dancin’ Place, where she became a director of the White River Ballet Company. With the White River Ballet Company, Michelle choreographed, rehearsed and directed many full length ballets including The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Cinderella, and several productions of The Nutcracker.