Michelle Melanson

Emmy and Bafta Nominated, Michelle Melanson has over 25 years’ experience in the production business with hundreds of episodes produced and over 50 awards and nominations. Most recently Michelle was President of Radical Sheep Productions, executive producing such shows as the worldwide hit The Next Step, as well as Fangbone!, The Bagel & Becky Show, Tee & Mo, Stella and Sam, The Yup Yups and Ollie The Boy Who Became What He Ate. Michelle has won the Canadian Screen award, the Grand Prize of the Youth Media Alliance, multiple Kidscreen Awards and Cynopsis Awards. She also has a Juno Award for producing the Stella and Sam Album.

In 2018 Michelle founded Headspinner Productions with husband Ken Cuperus, an established Writer and Showrunner. They have a slate of 10 projects in development with Canadian broadcasters and/or Funding.

Michelle is also the Founder of Women Drawn Together - a free organization that fosters learning, networking and mentorship for Women in the Animation community. In the past five years, the group has grown to 5 cities and over 1500 members.

In 2019, Michelle was named to the Ryerson University Alumni Wall of Fame.