Michael was born in London and trained at the Bush Davies School and the Royal Ballet Upper School. He joined The Royal Ballet in 1987 and was promoted to First Soloist in 1997 before returning as Guest Principal for the 2004 Season.
William was born in Cambridge and trained at The Royal Ballet School and joined The Royal Ballet in 1987. He was promoted to Principal in 1994 and also returned as Guest Principal for the 2004 Season.
Together they created the documentaries Ballet Boyz and Ballet Boyz II – The Next Step and presented and CURATED the 4Dance season on Channel 4 in 2002 and 2003.
In 2000 they co-founded Balletboyz and the Company was nominated for the 2001 and 2003 South Bank Show dance awards. In 2002 Michael and William devised Critics Choice ***** which was awarded the Theatrical Management Association award for outstanding achievement in dance. The Company’s commission Broken Fall – a trio for Nunn, Trevitt and French Prima Ballerina Sylvie Guillem – was awarded the 2004 Laurence Olivier award for best new dance production.
In 2012 and 2013 BalletBoyz produced over 40 short films for Channel 4 and its Random Acts strand.
BalletBoyz has recently been awarded Best Independent Dance Company at the National Dance Awards in the UK.
Michael and Billy both live in West London with their families. They make frequent television appearances and are regularly asked to comment on arts matters. They are Ambassadors for His Royal Highness Prince Charles’s charity Children and The Arts. They were made OBEs in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List.