Michael Crawford is from Takoma Park, Maryland. He began his dancing with the Maryland Youth Ballet and at the Kirov Academy with Vladmir Djoulahatze, spending summers at The Rock School and san Francisco Ballet. Mr. Crawford then moved on to the Washington Ballet where he performed with the company under the direction of Septime Webre.
Upon graduation, he went on to study in the Professional Division of The Pacific Northwest Ballet under Kent Stowell and Francia Russell. After leaving PNB, he has danced with Dance Theatre of Harlem, Jose Mateo Ballet, Ballet Memphis, and American Repertory Ballet. He has been privileged to work alongside productions such as “Guys and dolls”, “West Side Story”, “Show Boat”, “Cats”, and other musicals performing at The Kennedy Center, touring, and many other international stages. As well as Principal guesting with The Washington national Opera, Adam Miller Dance Project, Kinetic Dance Works, TranscenDance Group, brooklyn ballet, ballet Neo, Connecticut Ballet, and Oakland Ballet. While signed with New York Model Management, Mr Crawford had the honor to internationally campaign, and film “Step up”.
Michael is also an award winning teacher and choreographer. He has been teaching and choreographing nationally and internationally for 10 years. He has coached many prize winning students for competitions such as Youth America Grand Prix, NYC dance alliance, and showstoppers dance competition. As well as teaching at many studios including Broadway Dance Center, metropolitan school of the arts, princeton ballet and many many more.