Michael is an engineer by training and a writer by passion, riding the line between science and art. He was born and raised in New York, where he later managed operations at a software start-up for over two years after studying engineering at Cooper Union.
In 2011, he began writing and performing spoken word poetry, which eventually led to the founding of Stageless Arts — a community dedicated to democratizing art — with two other poets and a filmmaker. While he thoroughly enjoyed his job, he accepted that he had to follow his passion for building communities to maximize his offering to society.
Michael presently resides in Colombo, where he is focused on establishing a co-working space and further expanding the Stageless Arts community.