Michelle Loucadoux-Fraser has performed in five Broadway musicals including playing Hope Harcourt with Sutton Foster and Joel Grey in the Tony award-winning Anything Goes, originating the Broadway cast of The Little Mermaid as Adella and eventually playing the title role of Ariel, performing the role of Babette in Beauty and the Beast, originating the Broadway cast of Mary Poppins, and singing alongside Paul McCartney in Chance and Chemistry. Previous to joining Broadway, she danced professionally for New Jersey Ballet, Greensboro Ballet, Lexington Ballet, and was a trainee at the Richmond Ballet, performing roles from the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Nutcracker to Balanchine's Serenade. She studied dance at the American Ballet Theatre School in New York and Nutmeg Conservatory and vocal performance at Virginia Commonwealth University. On screen, Michelle starred in the film Across the Universe, has appeared on television in Criminal Minds, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The View, will be seen in the upcoming film The Bounce Back, and is an award-winning film producer.
Michelle is the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies at Studio School in Los Angeles, has a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Virginia Commonwealth University, and will be receiving her master’s degree in business administration from Western Governor’s University in September. In her spare time, Michelle is an author – her first book, Making it Werk: A Dancer's Guide to the Business of Dance, is available on Amazon, and her second book, published by an imprint of Rowman and Littlefield, will be coming out soon. She also has a pretty adorable son, a patient husband, and two lazy cats.