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Michael Braun

Michael Braun was born in Townsville and has moved from city to city his whole life.

After starting ballet at the age of 9 with Shayne McCormack, he completed tuition at ADPI.

He joined the Queensland Ballet in 1998, then moved to join the Royal New Zealand Ballet as a principal dancer in 2005.

Since resigning from the RNZB in 2010, Michael has appeared as a guest artist in several companies, including the South African Ballet Theatre, and has danced with lead soloists from companies such as Mariinsky Theatre and Bolshoi Ballet.

Career highlights include:

  • Romeo and Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet.
  • Siegfried in Swan Lake.
  • Rothbart in Swan Lake.
  • Prince Charming in Cinderella.
  • Albrecht in Giselle.
  • Bluebird in The Sleeping Beauty.
  • Nutcracker Prince in The Nutcracker.
  • James in La Sylphide.
  • Peter in Peter Pan.
  • Puck in Midsummer Nights Dream.
  • Prince in The Little Mermaid.
  • Peer in Peer Gynt.
  • Arthur in Excalibur.
  • William Forsythe's Approximate Sonata.

Michael and wife Sonya have three children, twins Ari and Mia, age 4 and Kai, age 7.

Michael joined 2ballerinas in 2012.

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