Michael studied in Fine Art, his main focus being figurative work, both 2D and 3D. His most recent series of works are an interpretation of improvised floor-based and aerial dance. He now finds great enjoyment working with lighting in dance, discovering new ways of working with both creative processes. Michael’s roles include lighting design, re-lighting and stage electrics. Recent productions he has lit include Newton’s Ladder’s aerial dance performance Hope is a thing with Feathers, Fertile Ground’s Dancing the Road, Northern Stage’s Up and Out Christmas Sprout, Music in the Minster’s Opera Goaland Street Wise Opera’s the River Keeper. As re-lighter Michael toured with balletLORENT’s productions of Snow White, Rumpelstiltskinand The Night Ball. He has also toured with Compagnie TDU’s physical theatre production All the things.