Originally from Dallas, TX Michael began his professional
career in 1988. He has performed and choreographed
professionally for Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet Company /
AKLDC, Texas Ballet Theater, Contemporary Ballet Dallas,
Company Mayes, Ballet Dallas, Dallas Metropolitan Ballet,
Collin County Ballet Theatre, BCSA School of the Arts, Texas
Youth Ballet Conservatory and Ballet Metrocrest. He has
trained under the direction of Alonzo King, Ben Stevenson,
Soili Arvola & Leo Ahonen, Thom Clower, Norma Shields,
Ben Houke, Joyce Seaborne Bader and Kirt Hathaway. His
credits include principal spots in Swan Lake, The Nutcracker,
The Sleeping Beauty, Snow Queen, Giselle, La Bayadere,
Dracula and many others.
Michael received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film and
Journalism at the University of North Texas. He has made
acting appearances in feature films such as Dakota, Born on the
4th of July. He has also choreographed and danced for television
and commercial work. Michael also travels nationally teaching,
choreographing and judging for several top competition
circuits. His artistic ability has resulted in award-winning
performances and professional productions nationally.
Mr. Mayes’ unique, clean, interpretive contemporary lyrical and
jazz fusion, combined with a strong technical ballet background
quickly attracts ‘cutting edge’ dancers.