Biography

“Ever since I was little, my dream has been to be a star. 
I didn’t know how I would get there, 
but I’ve always known one day I would make it.”
 "She’s so Jersey” best describes Michelle “Jersey” Maniscalco.  Michelle was born and raised in Runnemede, New Jersey, and started her professional career as an NFL Cheerleader for the Philadelphia Eages.  In 2003, she landed a top spot on MTV’s first reality dance competition show “The Wade Robson Project”, as the only female left standing.  When The show ended, she wasted no time packing her belongings from her NJ home and trailblazing her way to the West Coast.

Michelle was one of the first cast members to open the Las Vegas Pussycat Dolls Lounge in Caesar’s Palace at Pure Nightclub. Thereafter, she returned to the audition circuit and became one of the stars from MTV’s hit series “Dance Life”, produced by Jennifer Lopez. The show traced several months of her career when she performed alongside artists like Ashlee Simpson, danced in a Sketchers Industrial, and booked a national Nike commercial.  When "Dance Life" ended, Michelle joined Rihanna on a world tour and danced with a plethora of huge artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Shakira, and Pitbull.  She also joined Robin Antin’s Pussycat Dolls Burlesque Revue, where she was a staple in the line-up for years.

In addition to dancing and touring, Michelle has been featured in Film/TV roles such as Hit The Floor on VH1, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Footloose, Honey 2, Burlesque, Alvin & The Chipmunks, Bring It On (All or Nothing), Glee, Melrose Place, Heroes & CSI Miami.

Another one of Michelle's passions in life is fitness.  She is honored to be a member of the UFC Fit Team.  In connection with UFC Fit, she has also been featured in Glamour Magazine (“5 Hot Summer Body Moves From UFC Fit").  Michelle is also the creator of “Hottie Heels,” a high energy, action-packed dance and fitness class performed entirely in high heels.

Sure, Michelle's love for dance and fitness is evident, but what most don’t see is her passion for her children.  This single mother of two twin boys, Michelle is an energetic, loving mom.  Although she works non-stop when it comes to business, she always makes time for her boys, her two princes.

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