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Private Coaching

Michelle offers one-on-one coaching for performers seeking to build confidence in themselves, their work, and their audition preparation. Michelle provides a safe, intimate environment for actors to explore, evolve, and refine their unique choices prior to an audition. She works "from the inside out" to facilitate authentic, fresh, and inspired outcomes. With an industry-wide professional reputation for integrity, Michelle is known for being "straight up".


Michelle's Approach

“As a casting director I've had the honour and privilege of working with some of the finest Directors and Producers in the industry. Over the last 35 years I’ve developed the skills and experience needed to support, engage, and connect with Canadian Artists in a meaningful way. Naturally, I bring my casting director sensibilities to coaching: the difference is, I’m not in the “judging” seat. When I coach, I focus entirely on the individual needs of each performer to nurture their unique strengths and true potential.”

To apply for coaching, please contact Michelle directly at


Please include the following information:

- Date and time of the deadline for self-tape/audition
- Date(s) and time(s) of availability for an online coaching session via Zoom.


Once your coaching application has been received, your headshot, resume, breakdown and audition sides will be requested. Michelle will then arrange a time for your coaching session.

Rates: $60/hour, $90/1.5 hours, $120/2 hours.

One hour minimum applies for all coaching sessions. Please note: this service is available only to performers who have Professional Acting Representation in Canada. Taping services are not provided or included in this offering.

Performer Testimonials

"Other than helping me with some awesome choices, it was more of the energy you brought into the session that really helped - very warm, yet super attentive. I loved how you made notes on the script, and taken the time to just be prepared for me.

I really enjoyed the meditation we did to connect our coaching session, and it may have come intuitively to you but the words 'you don't have to prove yourself' really hit me, and stayed with me until the next day. 

I felt you were vigilant and very present and 'with me' during the entire session. The words you were using helped me relax and open up and be ready to play without worrying about making mistakes. 

It was a wonderful session for me. I left feeling warm and grounded."

- Z. Durrani

"Through my coaching with Michelle, I have developed as an actor immensely. She creates a friendly and welcoming environment where I am able to make mistakes. Michelle challenges me to try new things and gives me freedom to experiment. She is a devoted and skilled coach who has provided me with all the tools I need to grow as an actor."

- T. Loupelle

"Michelle is a positive and insightful teacher that has been instrumental in my son’s development as an actor. She encourages Ty’s individuality and creative interpretation while challenging him to invest in character development to deliver an authentic and grounded performance. Michelle’s extensive industry experience is invaluable and her genuine investment in Ty’s growth has been a gift.

- W. Loupelle

"Be a lamp, be a lifeboat or a ladder. Help someone's soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd"
- Rumi



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