Michelle Parma

In loving memory...

Blessed are those who mourn: they shall be comforted (Matthew 5:4).

Tiny Dancer

Michelle in her childhood, waiting for Barishnakov.

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A Brief History

I was born in Fairfax, Virginia, but my family moved to Dallas, Texas, shortly thereafter, so I consider myself a Texan. By the time I was 3, I was in love with dance, especially ballet. By the second grade, I was studying with the Dallas Ballet Academy. I performed in many classical ballets, including the holiday favorite, the Nutcracker.  By 14,  I had expanded my dance styles to include jazz, funk, and lyrical and began performing with a company.

In the spring of my senior year of high school, I was chosen to be a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader! I immediately became a member of the “travel squad” - the small group of Cowboys Cheerleaders who travel to entertain across the nation and abroad. The highlight of my travels was our trip to Korea to perform for USO DOD troops.  My small squad of Cheerleaders flew in helicopters to remote areas of Korea to perform for US troops who were stationed at “first alert” posts.  During my two years as a Cheerleader, I also attended the University of North Texas.

After two years as a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader,  I moved to Los Angeles. Three weeks later, I was cast as a member of “Road Rules Europe,” season three.  I continued to live and work in the LA area for two more years doing various TV, theater, video and dance work.  Eventually, I tired of the Hollywood scene and longed to return to my home in Texas.

I'm currently jet-setting across the country as an employee of Southwest Airlines. I'm thrilled to be home in Texas and I love hanging out with my family and close friends.

Getting to Know Michelle - The Wrap Sheet