Michele is a former dancer and choreographer who trained at the Julliard School of Music. Michele received a BA in Holistic Health from Antioch University. She began teaching movement in 1965, instructing dance for the NY Public Schools in 1965. Through the years she has taught Labanotation, modern, jazz, ballet and choreography in professional studios and universities. She began teaching Pilates Mat work and post injury classes in 1979.
In 1982 after 12 years of study with Eve Gentry, Larsson began teacher training under her guidance. She spent many months working with Ms. Gentry. Larsson worked as an associate teacher with Eve Gentry for nine years prior to the founding of the Institute for the Pilates method with Eve and Joan Briebart in 1991. While she was with the Institute she was the Director of Training and developed curricula and materials for Pilates teacher Training.
Building on her pats experience, Larsson established Core Dynamics Inc. in 1996 as a teacher training organization and studio in Santa Fe, NM. The program expanded to 6 locations throughout the US. Larsson decided to put the Teacher Training Program on hiatus for a few years as she studied and further developed her own continuing education and advanced studies workshops and delivered those workshops throughout the US and Internationally.
As she continues to develop her own advanced study workshops she has sold and turned over Core Dynamics Pilates to Kevin Bowen in September of 2014.
Michele is recognized as a master Pilates and Movement educator in all phases of the Pilates method utilizing all of the apparatus.