was born in the mid 1970s amid a burgeoning sprawl
of vineyards and new retirement homes. Despite
training in law (or perhaps because of it) she
has been a dancer, choreographer, producer, marketer, publicist and all round
arty type in various countries for most of her
Michele has travelled extensively, working on
projects in Bosnia, India, Scotland, England,
Brazil and New Zealand.
She has worked with a large range
of dance companies and productions such as: Okareka Dance Company, Rifleman
Dance Collective, The
Body Cartography Project(US), The
Elements (UK), Alyx Duncan, Vospertron,
Montana Wearable Art Awards, and Trash to
After many years in the performing
arts she moved sideways to concentrate on writing,
completing a Masters in Creative Writing at Auckland
University (NZ) in 2006. She now has work published
in a range of mediums – radio, literary
journals, travel magazines, live shows, children’s
short stories, and books. Click
here to view Michele's Writing Portfolio.
Her first novel was received to critical acclaim (read the reviews here) and was one of The NZ Listener’s best books of 2009. That year Michele was also awarded the prestigious Robert
Burns Fellowship which she undertook in 2010 in Dunedin.