ABOUT ME

ORIGINALLY FROM QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA, MICHAELJON MOVED TO THE UNITED STATES IN 2004 AFTER WINNING THE AUSTRALIAN DANCER OF THE YEAR AWARD AND RECEIVING A FULL SCHOLARSHIP TO ATTEND AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE'S JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS SCHOOL. HE WENT ON TO ATTEND THE B.F.A. DANCE PROGRAM AT THE PRESTIGIOUS JUILLIARD SCHOOL IN NEW YORK CITY, MAKING HIM THE FIRST AUSTRALIAN TO BE ACCEPTED INTO EITHER ONE OF THESE PROGRAMS. DURING HIS TIME AT JUILLIARD, MICHAELJON WAS FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO PERFORM THE WORKS OF SUCH ACCLAIMED CHOREOGRAPHERS AS JIRÍ KYLIÁN, ANTONY TUDOR, AND TWYLA THARP. IN 2009, MICHAELJON MADE HIS BROADWAY DEBUT AS AN ORIGINAL CAST MEMBER AND DANCE CAPTAIN OF THE REVIVAL OF WEST SIDE STORY, DIRECTED BY ARTHUR LAURENTS.

MICHAELJON CONTINUED HIS CAREER ON BROADWAY AS BOTH A PERFORMER AND DANCE CAPTAIN. HE APPEARED IN THE BROADWAY COMPANIES OF BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING (ORIGINAL COMPANY STARRING DANIEL RADCLIFFE), EVITA (ORIGINAL COMPANY STARRING RICKY MARTIN), SIDE SHOW (ORIGINAL COMPANY), AND MATILDA. HIS PERFORMING CAREER CULMINATED IN THE ROLE OF DANCE CAPTAIN FOR THE 2017 REVIVAL OF BROADWAY'S HELLO, DOLLY! STARRING BETTE MIDLER. IN ADDITION TO HIS TEN-YEAR CAREER ON BROADWAY, MICHAELJON HAS PERFORMED IN NUMEROUS PRODUCTIONS REGIONALLY AND THROUGHOUT NEW YORK CITY, INCLUDING THE ONE-NIGHT-ONLY PERFORMANCE OF GUYS & DOLLS, STARRING NATHAN LANE, PATRICK WILSON, AND MEGAN MULLALLY. HE HAS ALSO APPEARED IN BOTH FILM AND TELEVISION; HIS MOST NOTABLE TELEVISED CREDITS INCLUDE THE 2010 KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, BOTH THE 2011 AND 2014 MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE, THE 2011, 2012, AND 2019 TONY AWARDS, AND THE 2015 ACADEMY AWARDS. HE WAS ALSO A PART OF THE OPENING NUMBER OF THE MAJOR MOTION PICTURE TED 2, DIRECTED BY SETH MACFARLANE.

MICHAELJON'S CAREER SHIFTED IN 2018, WHEN HE MADE HIS WEST END DEBUT AS ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR AND CHOREOGRAPHER OF THE BRAND NEW MUSICAL, MYTHIC, DIRECTED BY SARAH O'GLEBY. MICHAELJON CONTINUES TO THRIVE AS A CHOREOGRAPHER, MOST LATELY WORKING ALONGSIDE LORIN LATARRO, FIRST AS ASSOCIATE CHOREOGRAPHER ON MICHAEL MAYER’S WORLD PREMIERE OF LA TRAVIATA AT THE METROPOLITAN OPERA, AND FOLLOWING IN QUICK SUCCESSION AS ASSISTANT CHOREOGRAPHER AND DANCE CAPTAIN OF ROUNDABOUT THEATRE'S & FIASCO THEATRE'S PRODUCTION OF MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG IN NEW YORK. THE PAIR ARE CURRENTLY COLLABORATING ON TWO BROADWAY-BOUND SHOWS, WITH MICHAELJON SERVING AS ASSOCIATE CHOREOGRAPHER FOR BOTH ALMOST FAMOUS (WHICH PREMIERED FIRST AT THE OLD GLOBE THEATRE IN SAN DIEGO) AND MRS. DOUBTFIRE (OPENING ON BROADWAY THIS SPRING AT THE STEPHEN SONDHEIM THEATRE AFTER CONCLUDING A SUCCESSFUL OUT OF TOWN ENGAGEMENT AT SEATTLE'S 5TH AVENUE THEATRE).

WHEN NOT PERFORMING, MICHAELJON PROMOTES THE IMPORTANCE OF ARTS EDUCATION AND HOPES TO CONTINUE TO SHARE HIS KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE WITH THE NEXT GENERATION OF YOUNG PERFORMERS. 

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