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Michaeljon Slinger

Michaeljon Slinger

Originally from Queensland, Australia, Michaeljon moved to the United States in 2004 after winning the Australian Dancer of the Year Award to attend the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre on full scholarship. He then went on to attend the B.F.A. dance program at the prestigious Juilliard School, making him the first Australian accepted into either program. During his time at Juilliard, he was fortunate enough to perform works by choreographers such as Jiří Kylián, Antony Tudor and Twyla Tharp. In 2008 he joined the Actors Equity Association after performing at the St. Louis MUNY in front of 11,000 people outdoors. Soon after, Michaeljon made his Broadway debut as original cast member and Dance Captain of the 2009 revival of West Side Story, directed by Arthur Laurents. He continued on to perform & Dance Captain the Broadway company of Billy Elliot The Musical, original company of How To Succeed In Business Without Really trying, staring Daniel Radcliffe, and original company of Evita starring Ricky Martin. Michaeljon can also be seen on various live televised broadcasts including the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors, the 2011 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and both the 2011 and 2012 Tony Awards. When not performing, Michaeljon is passionate about arts education and passing on his knowledge and experience to the next generation of young performers. 

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