Originally from Queensland, Australia, Michaeljon moved to the United States in 2004 after receiving a full scholarship to attend the Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre. 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 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 Jiri Kylian, Antony Tudor, and Twyla Tharp. In 2009 Michaeljon made his Broadway debut as an original cast member and Dance Captain in 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, How to Succeed (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 Middler. 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.
His most notable televised credits include the Kennedy Center Honors (honoring Jerry Herman), the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Tony Awards, and the Academy Awards. He also appeared in the musical opening of the feature film Ted 2, directed by Seth MacFarlane.
As a choreographer, his most notable credits include Disney 100: The Concert at the Sydney Opera House, Comic Relief (BBC), Feud Season 2: Capote’s Women (FX Networks, Directed by Gus Van Sant), Hello, Dolly! (Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre), The Royal Flying Doctors Service (Seven Network, Australia); Cabaret (Brent Street, Australia); Nice Work If You Can Get It (Shenandoah University); and The Tonight Show (featuring the Backstreet Boys).
Michaeljon’s career continues to thrive as a choreographer, most recently working alongside Lorin Latarro, first as Associate Choreographer on Michael Mayer’s world premiere of La Traviata at New York’s Metropolitan Opera House, and following in quick succession on Fiasco Theatre’s Merrily We Roll Along (Roundabout Theatre), the world premiere of Almost Famous (Old Globe Theatre), Entertainment Community Fund performance of Chess (Broadhurst Theatre), and Broadway, West End, and North American touring companies of Mrs. Doubtfire.
In addition to his work as a choreographer, Michaeljon is passionate about arts education, sharing his knowledge and expertise with the next generation of young performing and creative artists. He is on faculty at the Institute for American Musical Theatre and Broadway Dance Center in New York City.