Michele DiMaso is pleased to be joining 16th Street Theater as an Artistic Associate. She is already a familiar figure at the Theater where she has served as a teaching artist for the past three years. After receiving her MFA from the University of Pittsburgh, Michele became an active participant of the theater community in Chicago. Her credits include co-artistic director of Yugen Theater, company member of Footsteps Theater, and founding member of Babes with Blades. She also appeared with Defiant Theater in all productions of Action Movie:The Play (Jeff Award for Best Ensemble). Michele has put her fight skills to use by choreographing violence for many theaters in and around Chicago. Some of Michele’s favorite roles include Duet for One (Jeff Award for lead actress), Heidi in The Heidi Chronicles, Tottie in Bondages (Jeff Award for Best Ensemble). She is a member of Equity and SAG-AFTRA. Michele appeared in the film, The Watcher, and the television show, Early Edition. For the past 11 years, Michele has been living the role of a lifetime; proud mother to Joey and Jake.