Dance Theatre of Harlem
Jose Mateo Ballet
American Repertory Ballet
Michael Crawford is from Takoma Park, Maryland. He began 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 joined 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. Since 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 on productions such as Guys and Dolls, West Side Story, Show Boat, Cats, and other musicals. Mr. Crawford has also performed at The Kennedy Center and continues to tour throughout the US and Europe. He has been a guest principal with The Washington National Opera, Adam Miller Dance Project, Kinetic Dance Works, TranscenDance Group, Brooklyn Ballet, Ballet Neo, Connecticut Ballet, and Oakland Ballet.
Mr. Crawford is an award winning teacher and choreographer. He has been teaching and choreographing nationally and internationally for 10 years and has coached many prize-winning students for competitions such as Youth America Grand Prix, NYC Dance Alliance, and Showstoppers dance competition. He continues to teach masterclasses at studios including Broadway Dance Center, Metropolitan School of the Arts, and Princeton Ballet.
Faculty, The Ridgefield School of Dance (page no longer active)