Michael Ralph is an award-winning creative who has worked for over a decade as a Performer, Teacher, Choreographer, and Director in the Australian Entertainment industry.
He won the Green Room award “Best Choreography in a Musical” in 2018 for Bring it On (David Venn Enterprises), and in 2015 for Loving Repeating (Vic Theatre Company). His work has also received nominations for Green Room Awards, Sydney Theatre Awards, and Australian Dance Awards.
Michael’s most recent credits are director/choreographer of Legally Blonde (James Terry Collective), Herringbone (Squabbalogic), NINE (Stage Art), and resident director/choreographer for Bring it On (David Venn Enterprises).
He has created choreography for 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), 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 Melbourne.