geborene Becker, stammt aus Buffalo, New York, wo Sie auch begann am Empire State Ballet Theatre Ballett zu studieren. Später führte sie ihr Studium an der American Ballet Theatre in NYC fort.
Michelle’s lange Karriere begann als Solotänzerin am Niedersächsischen Staatstheater in Hannover. Michelle gastierte später als Gastballerina überall in Europa und durfte sogar in Moskau am Bolshoi Theater mittrainieren .
Als nächstes war Michelle am Theater des Westens als festes Mitglied des Musical Ensmbles engagiert, wo sie Hauptrollen wie Flämmchen in “Grand Hotel”, Charity in “Sweet Charity”, Hope Harcourt und Reno Sweeney in “Anything Goes”, Lola in “Damn Yankees” und viele weitere Rollen kreieren durfte. Im Film “Tafelspitz” spielte Michelle eine Hauptrolle und wirkte in vielen Fernsehen Specials mit.
Als Michelle zurück in den Staaten zog, war Sie erst als Tanzdozentin an der University of Cincinnati und an der Northern Kentucky University tätig. Seit einigen Jahren ist Michelle nun stolze Besitzerin der Ovation – School of Musical Theatre in Florida, wo Sie glücklich mit Ihr Mann, Matt und Ihre beiden Töchter, Vivienne und Lauren lebt.
Michelle McCord – Owner/ Director – Ballet, Musical Theatre Performance
Michelle was born Michelle Becker in Buffalo, NY where she studied ballet at The Empire State Ballet Theatre in Buffalo and had scholarships during the summers at American Ballet Theatre School in NYC.. Michelle’s career spans from being a ballerina where she performed with leading ballet companies all over Europe, (as well as being coached at the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow), to being a musical theater star at Theater des Westens Berlin. Michelle starred in Tommy Tune’s “Grand Hotel” with film legend, Leslie Caron as Flaemmchen, where she was voted best actress of the year by the Berliner Zeitung.
Michelle starred in over 30 productions including, “Anything Goes”, “Damn Yankees”, “Cabaret”, “Sweet Charity” and “Follies” with Eartha Kitt to name a few.
Michelle’s credits also include starring in various TV productions in Berlin as well as co- starring in a German romantic comedy, “Tafelspitz”. She performed at the Tribute for Marlene Dietrich upon her passing in Berlin at the Deutsches Theater, alongside the granddaughter of Bertholdt Brecht, Johanna Schall. Billy Wilder and Gregory Peck were guests of honor at the performance. With Theater des Westens, Michelle performed at the Kennedy Center during a German theatre celebration in Washington.
Upon returning to the states, Michelle was head of the Dance Dept. at Northern Kentucky University and a faculty member at College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. After moving to Sarasota, Michelle has taught at The Sarasota Ballet School and at the Sarasota Players Theatre., where she choreographed and directed several shows. With great pride, many of Michelle’s students have gone on to professional careers in New York City, Germany, doing National Tours or performing on Cruise Ships. Michelle is passionate about passing on her knowledge to the next generation. Michelle feels she has put together an incredible faculty of highly dedicated and qualified teachers to make Ovation- School of Musical Theatre “the” school to attend if one is serious about truly learning the craft of performing musical theatre.