Director, Creative Development
With an impressive background as both a performer and a creative, Mike is well placed to bring a wealth of knowledge and experience, across many and varied aspects of live performance, to this newly created role in creative development. A natural collaborator, Mike will maintain a key focus on the creation of original content, whilst also exploring the further development and expansion of existing work. The opportunity to join the Michael Cassel Group and become an integral part of creating and telling great stories makes Mike a very, very happy camper. He is immensely excited to be joining such a dynamic, passionate and forward-thinking team.
Apart from Mike’s work as a performer – which saw him involved in a string of development workshops and presentations over the years – he has worked as a story consultant, song writer and music consultant for companies including Matchbox Pictures, Princess Pictures and Australia’s national broadcaster, the ABC. He was head scriptwriter for the 2019 Helpmann Awards, is a published author, and a former artistic director of the Melbourne Cabaret Festival.