Michelle Willems is French. She studied at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy and at the Atelier Rudra-Béjart in Lausanne. After two seasons with the Junior Ballett, she joined the Ballett Zürich in the 2016/17 season. After solo roles in Giselle and Schwanensee, she danced Kitty in Christian Spuck's Anna Karenina, Marie in Spuck's Nussknacker und Mausekönig and Gretchen in Edward Clug's Faust - Das Ballett. She has also appeared in choreographies by William Forsythe, Jiří Kylián, Marco Goecke, Crystal Pite und Filipe Portugal. She was awarded the «Tanzpreis der Freunde des Balletts Zürich» in 2018.