Michael Slade was a dancer and student at the Tasmanian School of Ballet. He competed against the National Academy students at the Prix de Fonteyn.
-Michael is seen in Season 2 Episode 21 competing at the Prix de Fonteyn nationals. He scored very highly in the ballet round, leading some of the students to believe that the judges were biased. Later, the students of the academy begin to form a rivalry with him.
-Later in this episode, Michael cuts off the audio when Sammy is performing his contemporary piece. This leads Ben and Christian to lock him in a supply closet. When the results of the nationals are revealed, Michael is awarded with second place in the boys category, behind only Sammy. He is unable to claim his medal because he is still stuck in the closet.