Michele Dooley is a native of Philadelphia, where she began her dance training at The Institute of the Arts under the direction of Cheryl Gaines Jenkins. She graduated from the High School for Creative and Performing Arts under the direction of LaDeva Davis and went on to study dance at The University of the Arts, earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree under the direction of Donna Faye Burchfield. While earning her degree, she became a company member of Eleone Dance Theatre where she danced for three seasons. Michele has also trained at Bates Summer Intensive, BalletX summer program, and DCNS Summer Dance Intensive. She has had the privilege to work with choreographers such as Gary Jeter, Tommie Waheed-Evans, Dara Meredith, Milton Myers, Nora Gibson, and Ronen Koresh amongst others. This is her first season with Spectrum Dance Theater.