The NYC Talent Project was founded by Michelle Kittrell. Michelle is a three time Gypsy Robe Award Winner who has appeared in eight Broadway shows while acting as dance captain in three of them. In addition to performing on Broadway, Michelle has toured nationally and internationally with such shows as Grease!, Footloose, and 42nd Street. She has also appeared on television in such shows as "Law & Order," "Legally Blonde-The Search for Elle Woods," "Live with Regis & Kelly," "Good Morning America," and "The Today Show," to name a few. 

As a triple threat, she has played various roles on stage including Penny Pingleton in Hairspray, Brooke Wyndam in Legally Blonde, Sandy in Grease, Ariel in Footloose, Velma Kelly in Chicago, and Evelyn Nesbit in Ragtime. Michelle is trained in all areas of dance and acrobatics in addition to voice and acting. 

As a dancer, she was awarded the title of Miss Dance of America, Chapter 33 as well as being in the top five of the Gregory Hines National Tap Challenge. 

Michelle currently teaches in New York City and around the United States and Canada.