Principal Photography Starts on Michelle

Principal photography has started on MICHELLE, a half hour documentary for ABC marking the film directorial debut of renowned dancer and choreographer Meryl Tankard. Filming will take place in Adelaide and Townsville over Nov 2014 – April 2015.


At the peak of her career, Michelle Ryan was one of Australia’s leading artists, dancing under famous choreographer Meryl Tankard at the Australian Dance Theatre. From there she toured the world until her dancing came to an abrupt end after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Betrayed by her body she loses her career, mobility and marriage. Despite her damaged confidence and disability, in a chance moment, she is drawn back to dance, becoming an inspirational artistic director at the Restless Dance Theatre, an Adelaide-based company working with young disabled people. Michelle is an uplifting story that offers insight into the world of dance and disability and the liberating power of art.

26 November 2014