Welcome to Poetry Alive.

Michelle Schwantes

Owner, Actor

Michelle is looking forward to her tenth consecutive tour with Poetry Alive! She hails from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has toured nationally with Boston Repertory Theatre, Climb Theatre and Giggle Poetry Theatre. She has also worked with Children's Theatre Company of Minneapolis, Jungle Theater, Gremlin Theatre, SteppingStone Theatre, Stages Theatre, the Minnesota Rennaissance Festival as well as many others. She has extensive experience working as an Actor/Educator, Director, Choreographer, Producer and Managing Director. She is also classically trained in ballet, tap and jazz dance.

She enjoys literature and poetry. Among her favorite literary figures are Oscar Wilde, Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, Virginia Woolf, Jane Austin, Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, and Victor Hugo.

A few of her favorite quotations ...

"An actress can only play a woman. I'm an actor, I can play anything." *Whoopi Goldberg*

"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone elses' opinons, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation." *Oscar Wilde*

"I am, at heart, a gentleman." *Marlene Dietrich*


Poetry Alive!
Poetry Performance Like Nothing Else!