A native of Brooklyn, NY, Michelle Duong was constantly surrounded by diverse cultures and dance styles. Her interest for dance began when she first learned choreography on her junior high school’s dance team. Through the team, she had the opportunity to showcase for Dancewave in Brooklyn and discovered a love for performance. It wasn’t until she began competing and performing at the collegiate level at Stony Brook University that Michelle realized dance was more than just an after school hobby. She has danced with Deja Vu Dance Troupe, PUSO Modern, PUSO Ballroom, and ViXEN. She was most actively involved in PUSO Modern and in her 3.5 years with the team, not only did Michelle find a family of creative movers and passionate individuals, she had the opportunity to choreograph some dancehall-inspired pieces, something she never thought was possible.