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asl artistry for the entertainment industry

With more than 20 years of experience


SHELLY TOCCO


is a leading expert in

​theatrical interpreting.

shelly tocco

nic master / synergy on stage, co-founder / asl performer

Michele Tocco, NIC Master began her passion for theatrical interpreting in 1996 when she shadow interpreted her first Wild Swan Theater play, Alice In Wonderland.  Since then, she has performed as a shadow interpreter in over 100 productions in theaters throughout the Metro Detroit area.  Michele received Special Commendation for Distinguished Achievement in Integrated Sign Language by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in 2009 for her ASL performance in The Trojan Women. In 2012, she co-produced and performed in Police Deaf Near Far - which achieved glowing reviews and sold out performances for its entire run. In addition to her specialization in theatrical interpreting, Michele also concentrates her interpreting skills working for the Deaf-blind community and freelance interpreting.

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