Michael is a founding member and joint partner of Antic . He initially trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama graduating in 1995, and has combined a broad range of theatre work with a career in arts education. He completed an MA International Theatre Directing at Middlesex University/GITIS Moscow 2001.
Michael is a playwright and director writing five of Antic’s first six productions; Gull (2003) published by The Welsh Book Council and Sgriptcymru, Stellatime (2004)ACW funded tour, St Abdul’s Picturedrome commissioned by Swansea Fringe Festival (2005) and The Secret of Belonging Incubator Project Co-produced with the Wales Millennium Centre and ACW( 2009), Secret of Belonging Welsh Tour (2010)ACW, Daddy’s Girl 2013, ACW Research and Development. He has also written three plays and a number of short films for children including Zara’s Rose, (Antic Youth) and Kiddo (Commissioned by Dyfed Powys Police, 2012) and three short films, Wrong Prom, Imaginary Friends.com (Antic Youth/It’s My Shout) and Tentboy BBC Wales/It’s My Shout, Made in Wales Best Screenplay (2011).
He has continued to broaden his experience and training including periods of study and work in Russia [GITIS – Biomechanics & Physical forms], Eastern Asia [Asian Dance Drama] and Japan
Michael is currently the Course Leader of the Young Actors Studio at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.