In 2011 Michele was honored by WCFO as “Trainer of the Year” for 2011.The award paid tribute to her contribution to freestyle and her teaching skills working with people and dogs.
WCFO also gave Michele and Listo special awards for garnering perfect scores of “Double 10’s” seven times in 2011. In 2008, Michele and Listo made WCFO history as the first team to receive perfect "10s" for both Artistic and Technical scores in the Championship division (called Perfect Dance Partners) of WCFO. They have since repeated this incredible achievement of "Perfect Double 10's" a total of 17 times. Among the 17 perfect 10 performances, eight different routines are represented.