Voted "Silks Choreographer Of The Year" by Miss. Texas Polestar 2013 and 2014
Returning Professional Judge for Capital of Texas Aerial Championships 2014-2017
Michele Frances is available for spotlight acts, ambient performances, commissioned pieces, and aerial bar tending (certified TABC).
Michele Frances is a multi award winning professional aerial arts performer & coach with over 14 years of aerial experience. Specializing in aerial silks, aerial rope (corde de lisse), silk cloud swing, and her unique “pocket lyra”, she has a variety of acts designed for each apparatus and welcomes collaborators or special requests. Currently residing in Austin, Texas she has performed in venues across the country including; Seattle Symphony Music Hall, The Moore Theater (WA), The Children’s Museum of Memphis, The Historic Everett Theater (WA), The Experience Music Project (WA), The Lakewood Theatre (TX), Harrah’s Casino (LA), The Triple Door (WA), Neumo’s (WA), The Highball (TX), The Georgetown Ballroom (WA), The Rose Garden (OR), The Crystal Ballroom (OR), Telluride Theatre (CO), Can-Can Theatre (WA), Act Theatre (WA), and many more.
Michele’s aerial training comes from a rich collection of mentors and instructors from across the globe. She remains committed to continuing education in movement arts for both inspiration and personal advancement.
Michele Frances was appointed to role of “Aerial Ring Leader” of an independent circus troupe in Seattle for 3 years. She was also a recurrent guest on the public television series called “Get Loweded”, hosted by Jackson Lowe for its full four year run. While living in Seattle, Michele also regularly performed at both the Columbia City Cabaret hosted and produced by the iconic Tamara The Trapeze Lady, as well at The Pink Door a famous Seattle waterfront restaurant. Other previous clients include: Microsoft, Amazon, Mcnay museum of San antonio, Dog & Pony Show Productions, Animate Objects Physical Theater and Facebook.
Between the years of 2005 and 2010 Michele was a regular featured performer with the underground, “Seattle Semi-Pro Wrestling” troupe as seen in the documentary "Bodyslam: REvenge of the banana!". During those same years, Michele also regularly performed on aerial silks with the nationally acclaimed gritty cabaret band “The Bad Things”.
Michele has also performed aerial acts in independent productions such as the full length musical play “The Birthday Boy” (Friday Harbor, WA 2011 and 2012), the heavy metal opera “Arakus” (2009 and 2010, WA), “Alice” (Seattle 2005), Can-Can productions’ “Viva Oz Vega” (Seattle, WA 2008), and “The Time Machine” (Austin, TX 2012).
Currently Michele is accepting requests for booking and collaboration nationally and internationally.