Michael Barriskill, began his career at age 10, dancing with Rudolf Nureyev at the Metropolitan Opera House and went on to dance many soloist roles as a member of Houston Ballet from 1984-1988. He made his Broadway debut in 1989 as Mr. Mistoffelees in CATS. After two years in the National Tour of Cats, Mr. Barriskill received his Master of Fine Arts from Southern Methodist University. Since retiring from performing in 2000, Michael has enjoyed success in a variety of professions including manager at Nordstrom, arts administrator, and concierge. Currently, Michael is a licensed massage therapist and owns Mindful Massage in Durham.