Michelle began her gymnastics career at the age of 9 and, at the age of 12, shifted her interests to the sport of Rhythmic Gymnastics. Michelle was a two-time Olympian (1984 & 1988) and two-time World Championships Team Member (1981 & 1983). She was on the USA National Team seven times, was an All-Around National Champion, and was a two-time Athlete of the Year for Rhythmic Gymnastics. At the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, she placed 14th overall, and in 1988 placed 22nd overall.
Following her gymnastics career, Michelle moved to Los Angeles and began work in the entertainment field. Some of her accomplishments include the American Music Awards, Michael Jackson’s Dangerous World Tour, The 1995 Oscars, and an appearance in Quinten Tarantino’s film From Dusk ‘Till Dawn.
Currently, Michelle resides with her husband, Joseph Schneider, in West Hills, California. Michelle and Joseph have 2 children, daughter Madison and son Joseph.