Michelle Quenon began her formal ballet training under the direction of Sergey Rayevskiy in her hometown of Novi, Michigan. She went on to earn a BFA in Dance Performance from Butler University, where she performed various corps de ballet and soloist roles with Butler Ballet, including the Lilac Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty, and the Arabian lead in The Nutcracker.
Following graduation, Michelle danced with Nevada Ballet Theatre and then with Ballet Theatre of Indiana. After her second season with BTI, Michelle took on the role of Ballet Mistress and had the opportunity to choreograph for the company—her works included a jazzy party scene to a score by Duke Ellington for The Nutcracker, the second act of Cinderella, and a full one-act production of The Great Gatsby.
While in Indianapolis, Michelle taught at several local studios where she emphasized strong classical training and artistic growth through a patient and positive atmosphere. She choreographed and directed a number of full length ballets, including The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, and Giselle. She also staged excerpts from the classical repertoire of Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, and Giselle.