Michael Crawford was born and raised in Takoma Park, Maryland. He began his dance training with Maryland Youth Ballet and at the Kirov Academy with Vladimir Djoulahatze, spending summers at The Rock School, and San Francisco Ballet. Mr. Crawford then moved on to the Washington Ballet where he performed with the company under the direction of Septime Webre. Upon graduating, he went on to study in the Professional Division of The Pacific Northwest Ballet under Kent Stowell and Francia Russell. After leaving PNB, he has danced with Dance Theatre of Harlem, Jose Mateo Ballet and Ballet Memphis. He has also had the privilege of guesting with The Washington National Opera, Adam Miller Dance Project, and Kinetic Dance Works. During the course of his career, he has worked with choreographers Michael Smuin, Trey McIntyre, Kent Stowell, and Jose Mateo amongst many others. This is Mr. Crawford’s third season with American Repertory Ballet.