Michelle formed Michelle Braidman Associates with her husband, Alan Turner, in 1983. Michelle trained on the Stage Management Course at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School from 1970-1971, and worked as a Stage Manager in the regions (including Northampton, Coventry and Bristol), the West End, Canada and the first Actors Company led by Sir Ian McKellen. Her last production as a Stage Manager was "I Do! I Do!" with Rock Hudson and Juliet Prowse. In 1976, Michelle changed direction to become an agent with a prestigious theatrical agency, building up a client list, many of whom she still represents today.