Chunky Move is located on the unceded lands of the Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations. We respectfully acknowledge the significant contributions of Australia’s First Peoples, and are committed to supporting the continuity of culture and relationship to this land.
Michael has loved to dance and sing from a very young age. He joined Restless Central at the age of 21 and in 2013 he was invited in to the Youth Ensemble. Michael performed in Lorcan Hopper’s Debut 4 production of The Elements. He has also made his professional debut in a film clip for the band, The Audreys which was released in 2014.
In 2014 he performed in In the Balance directed by Michelle Ryan. In 2015 he was involved in To Look Away, a short film by Sophie Hyde in collaboration with Restless Dance Theatre and Touched by Michelle Ryan.
In 2016 Michael performed in the Restless season of In the Balance for the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, directed by Michelle Ryan. He also performed in A Mysterious Lakedirected by Jianna Georgiou for Debut 5: the dancers direct.
In 2017 Michael joined the Restless tutor team. In the same year Michael performed in Intimate Space directed by Michelle Ryan at the Hilton Adelaide as part of the 2017 Adelaide Festival.
In 2018 Michael toured with Restless Dance Theatre and performed Intimate Space at the Hilton Surfers Paradise as part of Bleach* at Festival 2018 within the arts and culture program of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Michael also performed in the opening segment of the Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony. Later that year Michael performed in Creating the Spectacle a collaboration with leading UK artist Sue Austin for the Adelaide Film Festival.
In 2019 Michael performed in Zizanie, directed by acclaimed choreographer Meryl Tankard. That year Michael travelled to the UK with Restless for the first development of Rewards for the Tribe, directed by Antony Hamilton. The work is a collaboration with Restless, Chunky Move (Melb) and Candoco (UK).
Most recently Michael toured with Restless to perform in Intimate Space for the 2019 Seoul Street Arts Festival.
Michael is proud of his Polish, Chinese and Russian heritage. He is also an avid photographer and has a passion for sailing.