General Manager/Theatre/Fitness Director
Michael has been involved in theatre for over ten years as a performer, and as a director. He has been an instructor with Moving Art since 2004. He has a passion for drama, improv and musical theatre and enjoys sharing this with others. He has done puppetry, long form improv and is a graduate of the Second City Conservatory Program in Toronto. Michael is also a recent graduate of Gold Coast, Australia’s Stunt Academy. Michael’s stunt certification includes: high fall, weapons, abseiling, driving, fight choreo/tumbling, water and fire.
As someone who enjoys learning about the arts, Michael continues to find time to study guitar, voice, tumbling, circus and puppetry. Favourite theatre credits include: Stinky Luke in Treasure island (Theatre By The Bay), The Cat in Seussical the Musical (KCP), a Protean in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Sunshine Festival), Mark Cohen in Rent (The Loft Art Space), Puck in Midsummer Night’s Dream (TBTB), Brad in Rocky Horror Show (The Loft Art Space), Riff Raff in Rocky Horror Show (The Loft Art Space), Leaf Coneybear in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (KCP).
Alongside being an actor in shows, he also enjoys directing and co-writing, shows that have performed on many stages across the GTA including the Toronto Fringe Festival. Favourite directorial credits include: Fairy Tale Rock, Land of Make Believe, Ice, and Adventure Island (all shows which he also co-wrote), Alice In Wonderland Jr., Into the Woods, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Disney’s Aladdin Jr., 13 The Musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Disney’s Tarzan. Micheal is the co-founder of The Loft Art Space. He is the lead instructor for the Vedette Program at Kempenfelt Bay School. He continues to perform with the co-founded sketch comedy group ‘Those Guys’. He looks forward to another year with Moving Art, teaching in the schools, and at the Centre.