Michael trained at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, where he won a Wayne Sleep scholarship. After graduating Michael joined Protein Dance Company, performing in Dear Body and Happy Together, both directed by Luca Silverstrini then joined Precarious Physical Theatre and Multimedia, performing in Anomie, directed by Karla Shacklock and Dan Shorten. Other credits include 5 Soldiers, The great train dance and Haining Dreaming (Rosie Kay Dance Company); Close Distance (Parlor Dance, directed by Helen Parlor); The Crutch (Karla Shacklock) and was Dance Captain and part of the creative team for the opening of the Paralympic Games 2012.
Michael is an accomplished teacher, delivering and choreographing work for the Centre of Advanced Training in Birmingham and delivering educational work for Protein Dance Company. His choreography includes Xerxes (Longbrough Festival Opera); Forbidden Love which toured throughout London; and BBC's Cash in the Attic.