Michele Levin is a South African actress best known to television viewers for her role as Carmen Berger in the e.tc soap opera Backstage.
She is also known to international audiences for her role as Judge Kaplan - a street judge who worked for the Mega-City One Justice Department for many years only to become disillusioned with the justice system and turning into a rogue judge, working as a mercenary for hire for crime lords - in the 2012 feature film Dredd.
Michèle has an Honours degree in Dramatic Art from Wits University and Psychology Honours from UNISA. She is an extensively qualified dancer in Classical Ballet, Spanish, Modern and Tap and has danced with Maurice Béjart's 20th Century Dance Company in Belgium as well as at NAPAC and at PACT. She is also a qualified Cecchetti ballet teacher.
Michèle is well known for her performances in the theatre productions of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Running Riot, Heel Against the Head, (FNB Vita Award for Comedy) Annie (FNB Vita nomination), Stepping Out, Nunsensations, Jo'burg Follies 41/2 (FNB Vita Nomination), A Chorus Line, Crazy for You, La Cage aux Folles, Hamlet, Macbeth, Run for your Wife, Grease and Caught in the Net, as well as numerous Janice Honeyman Pantomimes.
Her work in television includes roles in Backstage, Angel's Song, Generations, Big Okes, Scoop Schoombie, Jozi Streets, Scandal!, Rhythm City and Fishy Feshuns. She has also acted in such movies as Heel Against the Head, Cold Harvest and the Warner Brothers release Duma.
Choreography for theatre productions includes Happy Shabalala, Red Hot and Cole, Babes in the Wood, I love you, you're perfect now Change, El Grande de Coca Cola and numerous Barnyard shows. She also directs and choreographs for corporate and industrial theatre.