Who are we? And where do we come from? As a multicultural nation, there is an ongoing discussion about what it means to be Australian today. Michelle Siasat is a Filipino-born cardiothoracic surgery nurse. She chose a profession that would allow her to have experiences working around the world, including volunteering in Nepal.

In her late twenties Michelle discovered salsa and she’s been hooked ever since.

WATCH: Michelle talk about her identity, her work as a nurse and her discovery of salsa dancing.

SBS Explores Identity is taking a look at what makes us who we are through a series of stories, news and programs.
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Photos by Ash Mar
Video by Albi Vengoa
Edit by Phil Taylor
Directed by Florencia Melgar
Production assistance by Marco Lucchi
Design by SBS UX&D