Mike is a lighting technician, light board operator and lighting designer. He started his career as an all-round theatre technician in Schouwburg Amstelveen. Thereafter he chose a career as freelance lighting technician for touring productions. As a technical producer he has worked for many film and music festivals.
His clients include the World Christmas Circus in Royal Carré Theatre, NBE (Nederlands Blazers Ensemble), Royal Concertgebouw, Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Dutch National Touring Opera, Stage Entertainment (De Tweeling), Albert Verlinde Entertainment (Shrek the Musical, Flashdance), Freek and Hella de Jonge, Bert Visscher, Van der Laan en Woe, Harrie Jekkers and Jeroen van Merwijk, Bunker Theaterzaken (Cojones, Erik van Muiswinkel, Oudejaarsconference 2012), VARA, Stedelijk Museum and EYE Film Museum.
Mike has illuminated and programmed many large scale theatre shows and events, as well as created light and video designs for several touring productions. He is an experienced television lighting professional and has worked for television recordings of theatre productions, as well as for television shows specifically created for broadcast. Furthermore he works as a consultant for new lighting installations. More recently Mike has been very active in exhibition lighting. His specialties are technical production, (assisting) lighting design, programming and operating of several lighting control desks, control systems engineering, video technology and media servers. As a teacher Mike provides training on several lighting control desks.