Michelle Akeley has been motivated by movement since a young age. Growing up in the South Bay, she studied dance, voice and acting. She continued her study in college and received a BA in Theater from UCLA in the Ray Bolger Musical Theater program. While continuing to progress in her dance studies she found Pilates. She immediately fell in love with it and decided to pursue her teaching certificate and graduated from PISC’s comprehensive certification program in 2010. Michelle has been teaching Pilates ever since.
Michelle also has a long history of teaching musical theater - singing, dancing, acting lessons as well as directing/producing for youth in the South Bay Area. She has progressed from the stage and is now working/training in the film industry and was accepted in the 2018 class of the DGA training program. When Michelle is not on set you can find her in the Pilates studio with her amazing clients and fellow teachers.