Before her mother could begin to imagine Michele as a twinkle in her eye, she first had to chug that beer balanced on her head.
Even though Michele's people have always been circus folk, early training sessions revealed she was not easily suited for the life.
She was later crushed to be told that her one skill of 'just sitting there' was not a marketable act.
She stumbled thru adolescence, trying on numerous personas to fit in...
She finally found her home in the larger circus more commonly known as Los Angeles.