Michaele has been associated with Opera in the Arboretum since its inception in 2005 and Artistic Director from 2006.

A graduate with distinction from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Opera School, Michaele also has a Masters in Applied Science, researching breathing techniques for opera singers from the University of Sydney and a BA in Performances Studies, Languages and Australian Literature. Her research in breathing was presented in Paris at the International Congress of Voice teachers.

Michaele has performed nationally and internationally and has studied in New York with world renowned voice teacher, David Jones who works with singers at the Metropolitan Opera. Michaele has performed with Opera Australia, Symphony Central Coast and Central Coast Philharmonia and has performed as the soprano soloist for Camina Burana, Mendelssohn's Symphony no.2, and The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins. Other highlights include recitals with classical guitarist Slava Gregoryan, principal role of Queen of Light in The Gravel Pit Opera and Songs of the Sea as part of the Festival of the Southern Ocean.

Michaele premiered the song cycle 'Brackish Songs' (a new work by Australian composer Christopher Sainsbury) and the first live performance of Schubert's Erlking with an award winning sand animation by Californian animator Benny Zelkowicz.
Recently Michaele has been performing and studying in Los Angeles with Swiss vocal expert Robin de Haas and has been certified as a Breathing Coordination practitioner. Michaele's ensemble Apsara released their first original CD 'Galatea' in 2019.

Michaele is proud to be part of this unique charity event for the Rotary Club of Woy Woy, which is celebrating its 15th year in 2020.