Michelle Kadikian

Show Operations and Maintenance Manager

Michelle Kadikian joined EPS in 2023 as Show Operations and Maintenance Manager. She brings over 25 years of experience in the entertainment industry with a focus on scenic and performer flying automation, rigging, and installations in a wide variety of venues, both large and small around the world. Michelle is ETCP Certified in both arena and theatre rigging and is an ETCP Recognized Trainer.


Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Theatre, California State University Stanislaus

First introduction to the industry:

I took a theatre class my senior year in high school on a whim. I was soon assigned to be the stage manager for our production of Dracula, mostly because no one else wanted to do it. I was hooked immediately. It was not a great production, but it changed the course of my life forever, and I couldn’t be more grateful.

What I listen to at work:

I’m a huge podcast fan. I listen to anything from This American Life to My Favorite Murder, and everything in between.

Dream Vacation:

A cruise down the river Nile.

When I'm not at work...

I’m adventuring with my partner, hanging out with my two cats, watching documentaries, making, baking, and crocheting.