• Michael Braun, patron, Melbourne Academy of the Arts
Michael Braun, patron, Melbourne Academy of the Arts

Michael Braun has had an illustrious dancing career. From Australia and New Zealand through America, Canada, Europe, South Africa and China, he has danced many roles such as the prince in Giselle, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, La Sylphide, Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella, Don Quixote, Sleeping Beauty and more including classical and contemporary repertoire by Forsyth, Dawson, Fruitos, Elo, Balanchine, Thoss, Stuart and Hoy.

As a student Michael achieved the RAD Solo Seal and was awarded the SODA scholarship before beginning his career in 1998 to work with the Queensland Ballet as a soloist and moving on to The Royal New Zealand Ballet as a principal dancer in 2005, where he remained until 2010. Since then he has worked with the Australian Ballet Company, Peter Jackson’s WETA Workshop and has appeared in several galas and performed as a guest artist and principal dancer with the West Australian Ballet, South African Ballet Theatre, Victorian State Ballet and others.

Expanding his knowledge and experience further, Michael has taught at several of Australia and New Zealand’s most prestigious ballet schools, given input into enhancing dance modules for colleges, co-choreographed A Midsummer Nights Dream and given many workshops on ballet, contemporary and stagecraft around the country.

  • Michael Braun, patron, Melbourne Academy of the Arts
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