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Michael Ralph by Chris Parker Photography in Melbourne

Bio

Michael Ralph Headshot by Chris Parker Photography Melbourne

Michael Ralph is an award-winning creative who has worked for 17 years as a Performer, Teacher, Choreographer, and Director in the Australian Entertainment industry. 

He has won five Green Room awards for his work – in 2024 for ELVIS: a Musical Revolution , in 2022 for The Wedding Singer, in 2018 for Bring it On, and in 2015 for Loving Repeating. His work has also received nominations for Green Room Awards, Sydney Theatre Awards, and Australian Dance Awards. 

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Currently Michael is the Choreographer and Resident Director of ELVIS: a Musical Revolution (David Venn Enterprises). Previous to this he was Resident Director/Choreographer for the Australian tour of Come From Away (New Theatricals) and Choreographer/Associate Director of The Wedding Singer (David Venn Enterprises) for its Australia and New Zealand tours. His Musical Theatre credits as Director/Choreographer include Legally Blonde (James Terry Collective), Herringbone (Squabbalogic), NINE (Stage Art), and Choreographer/Resident Director for Bring it On (David Venn Enterprises). 

He has created choreography for the World Premiere productions of Georgy Girl - the Seekers musical (Richard East/Dennis Smith), NED - A New Australian Musical (GDP/Capital Venues & Events), and CrossXroads (RL Productions). For The Production Company he has choreographed The Boy from Oz, DUSTY, and West Side Story. For Watch This, Melbourne's Sondheim company he has choreographed A Little Night Music, Company, and Pacific Overtures. Other Musical Theatre choreographic credits include Avenue Q (Trifle Theatre Company), My Fair Lady (Footlight Productions), Pippin and Milk and Honey (Magnormos), Our House and Spring Awakening (VCA), and for WAAPA Sweet Charity, Chicago, and Bring it On the Musical

 

His Television credits include choreography for Dance Boss (Channel 7) and So You Think You Can Dance (Channel Ten). Cabaret credits include director/choreographer of CAKE (Adelaide Cabaret Festival), and choreography for The Petticoat Soiree (Melbourne Cabaret Festival), Yummy and Triage (The Butterfly Club). He conceived/choreographed/directed the Dance Theatre work SELF (Hucklebuck Productions) which featured original music by composer Jack Earle and starred Rohan Browne. Other dance works include Hollywood Honky Tonk (Giving Productions), Now & Then and Short Sweet + Dance

 

As a performer Michael appeared in CATS (RUG), Fame the Musical (GFO), Moonshadow (Yusuf Islam / Cat Stevens), Singin in the Rain and Pirates of Penzance (The Production Company). 

As a teacher he is in high demand working and choreographing for many leading performing arts institutions all over Australia. 

Rehearsals for SELF with Rohan Browne Jackson Rudge and Michael Ralph
Rehearsals for Hollywood Honky Tonk with Priscilla Stavrou David Marti and Chris Trimarchi
Rehearsals for Herringbone with Jay James Moody and Michael Ralph
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