A graduate of Catholic University with a Master's Degree in Creative Drama from Pennsylvania State University, Michele performs regularly at the PuppetCo. Playhouse at Glen Echo Park, the Smithsonian Institution, and  Wolf Trap Farm Park's Theatre-in-the-Woods.  

     As co-owner of Dinorock Productions, Michele tours nationally, per-

forming musical shows with Mesozoic instruction and life-sized dinosaur

puppets. She has produced, composed and performed numerous albums,

all of which are award–winning. The first,When the Rain Comes Down,

was on the American Library Association's "Most Notable" list.  Mi Casa

Es Su Casa, made the Parents' Choice Magazine list of best records and

was featured on Good Morning America.

Dinosaur Rock, co–produced with Michael Stein, made both the Parents'

Choice Magazine's best list and the American Library Association's "Most

Notable" list.

     Michele, co–wrote and performed the next dinosaur adventure

The Great Dinosaur Mystery with Ingrid Crepeau and Joe Pipik. Pro-

duced by Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, the recording of the

Mystery won a Wammie (Washington Area Music Award ) for best

children's recording and Dinorock was named best children's theater

company in the Washington D.C. area.

The CD Dreamosaurus, produced by Fink and Marxer, received a

Parent's Choice Gold award and was nominated for a Grammy in the

category of "Best Musical Recording for Children.”

Michele Valeri