Michaelene Karlen is a professional dancer, model, founder of her own skincare company, Ballerina Botanicals, founder of Raise The Barre. She won the title of Miss Minnesota 2018 representing the Waseca County Pageants as Miss South Central.
She was born in Rochester, MN and began her classical ballet training at age three. At age six she performed with Children’s Dance Theatre in Rochester. She continued her training with Minnesota Dance Theatre under the direction of Lise Houlton, all the while attending dance intensives with MDT, Jacobs Pillow, and Lines Ballet.