Michael has been a Lighting Designer for the past 20 years. He specialises in designing for dance. He has had numerous commissions throughout Britain, Europe, Australia and South Africa, and his work has spanned designs for touring companies, site-specifics and installations. He has created designs for Rambert Dance Company, Phoenix Dance Company, The Royal Ballet, The Birmingham Royal Ballet., Ashley Page, Javier De Frutos , Balbir Singh, Protein Dance Company, Shobana Jeyasingh, Hofesh Shechter, Rafael Bonachela, Charles Linehan, CandoCo, Athina Valha, Carol Brown, the re-opening event at the Royal Festival Hall as well as many others.
Michael conducts courses in lighting design at BA and MA level, in London, Denmark and South Africa. He has also taught lighting master classes for the British Council in Kazakhstan.