Michael Mortley has been dancing for over 15 year; with his training based in ballet and contemporary dance forms. His secondary education was focused in Theatre Arts and Dance, and he is a graduate of the University of Trinidad and Tobago where he graduated with a BFA with a specialization in Dance. Michael holds the RAD certification in Ballet at Intermediate and Advance Foundation levels and continued his explorations and training at the Beijing Dance Academy, attaining a certificate in Chinese Contemporary dance. He has continued to develop his craft over the past ten years with La Danse Caribe; extensively performing and choreographing in Trinidad and Tobago. Since coming to Toronto to dance, choreograph and teach, Michael has performed with Kashedance, Ronald Taylor Dance and the wind in the leaves collective.