MICHELLE APPLEBAUM was born in Rome, Italy. She completed her dance studies in Ballet, Modern and Contemporary dance with a Ballet Diploma at the Balletto di Roma. She received her Bachelorís Degree in Performing Arts in 2011 and her Master of Science in Performing Arts in 2014. She danced with various Italian Choreographers, and worked for Theatre and Dance Festivals in Rome. In 2014 she moved to New York City. She currently dances, teaches and choreographs with Dance To The People and MJM Dance. She teaches ballet at Art Plaza Cultural Center, and modern, contemporary and creative dance at IS 77. She is the Media and Marketing Coordinator for Mare Nostrum Elements. She teaches Barre Fitness at The Space.