"Michelle is beloved by her students, past and current. She is a generous teacher, but demanding. She is tolerant and compassionate, but understands the necessity of discipline and diligence. Most importantly, she creates excitement in learning." -Michael John LaChiusa (Tony Award nominated Broadway composer & NYU Professor)
"MIchelle works and performs from the heart, with the skill set level of an expert in her field. You can't get any better than that in a Teacher/Mentor for a young person pursuing the arts. She is a disciplined nurturer."
-Roxane Carrasco (Broadway Veteran & Instructor at San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts)
"There is much to say in support of this incredible artist, teacher, human but I will leave with this. When Ms. Rios brings her
artistry and voice into a space, the room moves to her light and leans in both for warmth and guidance but also for the spark
that ignites the flame in their work. She is a virtuoso."
-Linette J. Smith (Department Head of Fine & Performing Arts, Strathcona High School/Edmonton, AB)
"Michelle is professional, pleasant and attentive to details. I also found her very easy to work with and she seemed very able to garner the respect of those around her. I enjoyed working with her and recommend her to anyone looking for a talented compassionate artist." - Miles Grose (Playwright & Teaching artist at ENACT, Inc.)