Michelle Pesce is an internationally acclaimed DJ, Founder/CEO of the artist agency, nona entertainment and a Co-Founder of woman. collective. A native from Youngstown, Ohio, Michelle developed a deep love for 80s and 90s hip-hop and pop music at an early age. She nurtured her love for the music and entertainment scene at Wolf-Kasteler, an entertainment PR firm, that served to launch her work as a personal publicist representing some of the top actors and musicians around the globe.

After attending Woodstock ’99, Michelle was enthralled by the energy created when you mix world-class acts and hundreds of thousands of fans to experience the power of music. The three-day festival was the gateway to her interest in DJing. Shortly thereafter, she purchased a set of Technics turntables to teach herself the craft. In 2004, under the mentorship of DJ Spinderella (Salt-n-Pepa), Pesce transitioned from publicity to DJ'ing full-time.

Michelle’s ability to read a crowd and mix old with new—in hip hop, R&B, rock, electro, deep house and pop—has kept top-tier clients coming back. She is currently the most in-demand DJ for major Hollywood Award Season parties, including those for the Golden GlobesScreen Actors Guild, Emmys and Academy Awards, and she is the only DJ to spin for the Recording Academy seven times on music's biggest night: the Official Grammys after-party.

Her work as a DJ has taken her around the world packing dance floors for top-tier entertainment publications and companies including InStyle, GQ, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, Entertainment Weekly, Paramount, Fox Searchlight, Warner Bros, Hulu, ViacomNBCUniversal, Levi's, DVF, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford,  and to film festivals including Sundance Film Festival and TIFF and private parties for various actors, top industry leaders and musicians. Michelle has also appeared on HBO’s Entourage as herself and performed live multiple times on the #1 national morning show Good Morning America.

With a thought for those who will follow, Michelle leverages her status as a veteran DJ and the reach of her company, nona, to advocate for pay equity, to keep quality DJs working, and to achieve epic dance floors.

About nona entertainment

In 2015, Michelle created nona entertainment, an artist entertainment company. It was a natural next step for her given her experience in marketing, publicity and as a full-time DJ who built her own career. nona entertainment works closely with industry leading clients and DJs to craft the perfect musical vibe for a wide range of events.

About woman.

woman. is an LA-based collective and consulting agency, formed to create breakthrough spaces—defined, conceptualized, curated and produced by some of the entertainment industry’s boldest female voices.

woman. takes aim at the traditionally male-defined and dominated model of Festival culture, Hollywood Nightlife and Entertainment by creating something truly unique, disruptive and distinctively inclusive.

woman. works to turn our conversations on equity, empowerment, unity, safety and responsibility into action. woman.’s hope is that our spaces and projects inspire anyone who chooses to hold space with us.

 To sign up for her weekly newsletter or for booking info, email

michellepesce@nonaent.com

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2019

  • Yer Not Down daytime party 
  • "Mayans" Season 2 Premier party with woman. 
  • "JoJo Rabbit" party w/ Fox Searchlight- Toronto Int'l Film Festival
  • "Game Changers" Premiere After Party- NYC
  • "Becoming A God in Central Florida" premiere party w/ Showtime
  • MTV VMA Curated Playlist 
  • Tijuana YMCA fundraiser w Ashley Margolis and Zoe Saldana 
  • HBO's "The Righteous Gemstones" Premiere Party
  • Entertainment Weekly Comic-Con Party 
  • Guest Set- Pikes Hotel, Ibiza 
  • IMG Wimbledon Party, UK
  • E3 Gamer Event- Harriet's
  • Sunset Room Launch w/ woman. 
  • "Yellowstone" Season 2 premiere party
  • "Catch 22" premiere party for Hulu with George Clooney, Christopher Abbott, Kyle Chandler and Hugh Laurie
  • Living Beauty Foundation X Stella McCartney Gala 
  • First Fridays at the Natural History Museum L.A. 
  • Ol' Dirty Sundays- Tampa 
  • Coachella Music Festival- Absolut tent headliner 
  • Private Event spinning alongside Usher, J. Balvin and Gwen Stefani
  • Communities in Schools L.A. Gala 
  • Marie Claire and Times Up honor Change Makers w woman. (myself, Daisy O'Dell and Ana Calderon) behind the turntables. 
  • The Webster and Burberry celebrate their Spring/Summer 2019 collection by Riccardo Tisci 
  • Warner Bros. Oscar Party (including Lady Gaga, Best Original Song winner)
  • Night Before Oscar Party with the Motion Picture Television Fund
  • Cadillac Pre-Oscar Party at the Chateau Marmont
  • WME Pre-Oscar Party 
  • The Recording Academy's Official Grammy After-Party with En Vogue and TLC
  • Screen Actors Guild Awards Gala hosted by People Magazine
  • Entertainment Weekly's Pre-Screen Actor's Guild Awards Party
  • Sundance Film Festival: WME Late Night Lounge
  • Private Event- OMNIA- Main Room- Las Vegas
  • Smashbox's "LA Looks Good On You" Event w woman. 
  • "Black Monday" Premiere Party w Showtime
  • Instyle Magazine's Golden Globe Awards After-Party
  • Art of Elysium's Heaven Gala w woman. 

2018

  • "BumbleBee" Premiere with Paramount
  • Warner/Chappell Holiday Party at Delilah
  • Variety Hitmakers Event w Dua Lipa, Bebe Rexha, Migos, Coach "K" Lee and Pierre "Pee" Thomas
  • Cadillac Fall Awards Season kick-off
  • Coach x Viper Room launch party
  • Casamigos Halloween Party
  • Animal Equality Event
  • Pre-Emmy Party- Motion Picture Television Fund's 'Evening Before'
  • Pre-Emmy Party- Entertainment Weekly
  • Pre-Emmy Party- Paradigm
  • Toronto International Film Festival- Fox Searchlight Party
  • Toronto International Film Festival- Instyle/ HFPA Party
  • Toronto International Film Festival- WME Party
  • Showtime's "Kidding" Premiere Party w/ Jim Carrey, Catherine Keener
  • BOLD Beverly Hills Closing Night
  • VMA Pre-Party curated playlist for MTV
  • OGBD at Blind Dragon- LA
  • Tenants of The Trees w/ woman.
  • Entertainment Weekly's Comic-Con Party- San Diego
  • Sony's "Equalizer 2" Premiere Party w/ Denzel Washington
  • Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale" Season 2 Finale Party
  • "Thelma & Louise" at Cinespia- Hollywood Forever Cemetary
  • Night Swim @ The Roosevelt w/ woman.
  • Fox Studios LA Screenings Party
  • Curated Playlist for Viacom at Cannes Lions
  • Los Angeles Times Food Bowl Night Market w/ woman.
  • Coach x Disney- Dark Fantasy Event
  • 'Handmaid's Tale' Season 2 Premiere
  • Coachella - Absolut tent headliner
  • Cadillac's NY Auto Show party
  • Fox Searchlight and 20th Century Fox's OSCAR After-Party
  • Motion Picture Television Fund's 'Night Before' Oscar Party
  • WME's Pre-Oscar Party
  • Cadillac Pre-Oscar Party at the Chateau Marmont
  • Ol' Dirty Sundays- Tampa
  • Off The Wall with Tendaji Lathan- The Dime, LA
  • Nielsen's Pre-Grammy Event with Khalid and Preservation Hall Jazz Band- NYC
  • Official Screen Actors Guild Awards After-Party with People Magazine
  • Entertainment Weekly Pre-SAG party- Chateau Marmont
  • Sundance Film Festival- Stella Artois House
  • Sundance Film Festival- WME Late Night Party
  • Sundance Film Festival- women. panel 'Women and the Power of Change'
  • Golden Globes After-Party- Instyle/ Warner Bros.
  • Golden Globes Pre-Party- Relevant PR/ Cadillac/ Off The Wall
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival After-Party

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