Michael’s professional training began in 2010 at London Studio Centre, where he graduated in 2013 with a BA (Hons) degree in Theatre dance.
He has trained in hiphop and street dance for many years prior. Theatre credits include: Blaze (International tour), Young Voices Tour (02 arena), Breakin' Convention, Global Village Main Stage Show (Choreographer and Performer), Splash (Royal Festival Hall). Some Like It Hip Hop (The Peacock) and Message In A Bottle.
Commercial credits include: Adidas, Reebok, Red Bull, Beats by Dre, Channel 4, E4, Keisza (Summertime Ball) and more.
Work with Jim Steinman
Michael Naylor played the role of Denym in the original cast of Bat Out Of Hell The Musical, as well as being the Dance Captain, for the world premiere in Manchester, and the following London run of the show. He was a featured dancer in the show, but had to take a break from performing due to injury. He stayed with the show through the Toronto run as Resident Choreographer.
He was Associate Choreographer for the London Dominion production of the show, as well as the Oberhausen, Germany production.
He returned to the ensemble of the show for one night in the Dominion production as emergency cover.