Michele Bastos is an award-winning dancer, choreographer and fitness instructor based in New York City. The Brazil native has performed with major artists and dance companies, including Jay-Z, Pharrel Williams, Daniela Mercury, Banda Olodum, and Dance Brazil, among others. She also received the “Dancer of the Year” award from the European Dance Media and the National Festival of Arts in Brazil. Michele currently works as the National Pilates director at Crunch Fitness and she continues to perform and teach Pilates, fitness, Afro-Brazilian dances and samba workshops around the world. Originally from Salvador, Brazil, Michele received a degree in dance from the Federal University of Bahia.