Michael Knight started his dance career at the late age of 15 after training and working in martial arts and theatre. He trained at NEW Fusion Dance and Performing Arts. During his competitive dance career, he was awarded numerous scholarships and titles.
Michael started off his professional dancing career at Madison Contemporary Dance where he is currently the company’s Associate Artistic Director. He has taught at companies throughout the country as well as internationally. At the age of 21, Michael was invited to instruct collegiate level dancers in Sichuan, China for an international education program at Sichuan University.
In 2016, Michael started the Transcendence Dance Company, a preprofessional competitive training program. His students have been accepted to highly prestigious professional companies as both summer and year-round students. He has also been honored to receive numerous choreography and technical execution awards for his pieces, including the Youth American Grand Prix Outstanding Choreographer award.
His goal as an educator and artist is to help dancers achieve control of the mind and body, and develop a strong respect for ballet. He incorporates his new age ideas with traditional technique to create a unique space for dancers to grow, both mentally and physically.