Michael Pappalardo

Michael began his classical training with Janice Heale School of Dance in Brisbane, Queensland before being accepted to studying with Queensland Dance School

However Michael and his love of dance found him return to the arts industry, ‬training with Expressions Dance Company and Australian Dance Theatre

Michael joined Melbourne City Ballet as Artistic Director in 2013 and was promoted to Artistic Director/CEO in 2016. Here he was able to leverage his business and dance talents building the organisation to become Australia’s largest classical touring company, performing over 100 performances across Australia, New Zealand and Japan annually. Over the last 7 years Michael also choreographed many of the company’s main works