ceo & director - michelle zeitlin
"EX-ZEITMENT!" - Brentwood Magazine
"Look out Paula Abdul, there's a new girl dancing through Hollywood!" - Teen Magazine
"Stepping up with success is Michelle Zeitlin, a real triple threat ...and her company, More Zap Productions." - USA Today (People Feature)
Michelle Zeitlin is the CEO and founder of More Zap Productions & Management.
More Zap's mantra is "We Develop People & Projects"
Michelle is a director/choreographer/producer with a talent development and management wing, for More Zap. More Zap Productions was founded in 1990 by Michelle Zeitlin.
Originally a party planning and corporate event entertainment service, More Zap has grown into a full service entertainment production and talent development company.
Michelle's own journey began as a classical ballet dancer, with full scholarships to the National Ballet School of Canada, San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and Joffrey Ballet, New York City. She chose to study at the Joffrey, and joined the Concert Group company soon after.
Later on, taking advantage of her early drama training and excellent representation, she moved to LA to pursue acting for TV, feature films, commercials. Michelle worked with Michael Bennett on the creation of the Broadway Workshop, "Scandal" and was a featured series regular dancer/actor on "Fame" with Debbie Allen for NBC TV.
Deciding to balance her performing career with her need to create, Michelle began choreographing, writing and directing stage spectaculars for Fortune 500 companies including Nike, DeBeers Diamonds, HP, Apple. Her earlier mentors included Russell Clark, Michael Kidd, Stanley Holden.
Now Michelle develops "people and projects" and is actively seeking sponsors and production alliances for several shows in development, including those focusing on fitness, health and wellness and dance.
Her clients are working on camera and behind the camera, on Broadway and in studio recording sessions. Clients include Kelli Berglund, now on "Lab Rats" Disney XD, Brian Lane Green, a Tony Nominee for "Starmites," Tera Correa Hendrickson, a working "triple threat" for TV, film, voice over and music, and other up and comers.
Video: More Zap Demo, 6 mins.
In this video are examples of "people and projects" in development; television, new media, features, commercials, music videos and live stage spectaculars. More Zap has produced, cast, choreographed and directed 2000 projects since our founding, 1990. Currently, clients are working on Disney TV, on Broadway, as guest stars in episodics, as hosts, singers, actors and dancers! Michelle is excited about pitches that celebrate healthy families and kids, including "It's Fresh (live Nutrishaliscious)" and "Champion: Motivation in Motion" for corporate conventions. A short form series, "My Dance Turn" starring Kelli Berglund, now starring on "Lab Rats" for Disney XD is in the works! See more on our website for current news, events and talent management. Michelle is a former Joffrey ballerina, now wearing many hats and always leaping into new opportunities.
"The other big string to her bow is the connect point between fitness and dance. For Zeitlin, dance is not simply a performance mode but something far more fundamental. 'Dance is fitness and health,' she says. 'There are unhealthy ways to practise dance but in the most basic terms dance is exercise, and good for the body." - Dance Informa
Michelle Zeitlin's Professional Credits
Michelle's background and training literally took place on the job.
To the left is a poster for the Feature Film "Dance Macabre" from 21st Century Films starring Michelle Zeitlin and Robert Englund.
> Michelle Zeitlin's professional credits