DANCELAB Contemporary Dance Company is an exclusive platform for elite youth dancers located on the Sunshine Coast QLD. Under the direction of artistic director Michelle Bucci, company dancers will be given the opportunity to experience and perform in a professional environment, collaborating with industry professionals.
DANCELAB is an elite performance company providing the local community with complex performances that truly make an impact. DANCELAB has an outstanding group of performers and will be adding to its foundation members with auditions held in 2021.
Artistic Director Michelle Bucci is a dance graduate from the Victorian College of the Arts and respected choreographer within the dance industry. Over the past 20 plus years Michelle has had the privilege of teaching, choreographing or collaborating with the best of the best, including character workshops with with artists from Alegria, Cirque Du Soleil. Her choreography and T.V credits include The Footy Show, Postcards, Neighbours, Rush, Melbourne Grand Prix, Crown Casino and Its Melbourne TVC to name a few. Michelle was the featured dancer and face of dance apparel brand Body.
Michelle's choreography has been seen on Its Dancing for the ABC network, The Australian Design Awards, Virgin Australia, L’Oreal fashion show, Morning Melodies at the Melbourne Concert Hall, Federation Square launch and many festivals throughout Australia.
Michelle produced and co-choreographed SPUN which premiered at the Melbourne Fringe Festival, gaining a nomination for best new dance work, and in 2010 was a featured dancer for the Bollywood film Orange.
Over a 10 year period Michelle performed as an independent freelance artist, performing for several international and Australian contemporary and commercial choreographers. During this time Michelle took her performance skills to new heights, training in aerial hoop under the direction of Cirque Du Soleil artist Rachel Hunt.
In 2019 Michelle relocated to the Sunshine Coast QLD with her partner Michael and young boys Sonny and Leroy. Michelle has recently launched the new Elite Dance Academy program offered at Peregian Beach College and is enjoying developing this pathway for dancers on the Sunshine Coast as the program director. Michelle has also accepted a position as an adviser for the dance sector for the Sunshine Coast Council, and looks forward to shaping and contributing to this region with her wealth of knowledge and experience in the dance industry.