Michael has taught and coached actors in both New York and Los Angeles. For eight summers, he served as Director of the Acting Program in the School of Cinema and Performing Arts (SOCAPA) at their campuses in New England. For the past three years, he has also served in the position of Creative Director at SOCAPA's campuses in Manhattan and Vermont. Click here to view a short video in which he outlines the program. 

From 2008 to 2011, he served as an Artist-in-Residence and Visiting Lecturer at Cornell University. There, he performed in mainstage productions as a member of The Schwartz Center's resident professional acting company, and taught classes in the Department of Theatre, Film and Dance. In the winter of 2011, he directed students in a studio production of “The Author’s Voice” by Richard Greenberg.

In the summer of 2010, Michael and Professor Melanie Dreyer-Lude led a group of Cornell students in a service learning trip to Africa, where they conducted workshops with professional performers, students and refugees across Uganda.

For the 2013/14 and 2014/15 academic years, Michael served as an Assistant Professor in the BFA Acting and Musical Theatre Programs at Ithaca College. In 2015, he directed IC's Senior Industry Showcase at New York City's Signature Theatre, as well as a production of Emily Mann's "The Execution of Justice."

Michael is currently a 2019 MFA Candidate in Theatre Voice Pedagogy at the University of Alberta. While at UofA, he has served as a voice and dialect coach for productions of After Miss Julie, The Birthday Party, Romeo and Juliet, Doll House, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Hot l Baltimore, Vern Thiessen's Lenin's Embalmers, and a production of John' Dryden's All for Love, directed by Peter Hinton of Canada's Shaw and Stratford Festivals. He is a recipient of a 2018 master's scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada. 


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