The Ongoing Adventures of Michael Dean Dargie
Embracing a personal motto to “do cool and weird shit with cool and weird people”, Michael continues to embrace adventure. He’s an entrepreneur, writer, stage and screen actor, director, producer, improviser, musician, teacher and risk taker.
He was once the youngest motorcycle instructor and provincial examiner in Canada; at the age 16 he spent several seasons as a ski instructor for disabled athletes; was Faculty Head for a New Media and Animation College and a sessional instructor at Mount Royal University teaching Digital Photography and Illustration; he has achieved two black belts in different styles of Japanese jujitsu; is an Advanced SCUBA diver; and to round things out, he is a nationally accredited coach in Canada (NCCP).
Michael enjoys life as a successful creative brand strategist and producer—he is an active volunteer in local theatre and supporting men’s health issues.
He is an award-winning producer; a writer; a director; an actor; and a regular performer and emcee at the Loose Moose Theatre Company. He is “Dropbear” of the DROPBEAR & PANDA comedy team; a founding partner of the Calgary-based film production company EGOMANIACAL PRODUCTIONS LTD.; one of four founding partners with the urban record label INFINITE ELEMENTS; operates a creative agency called MD&A INC. helping select clients shape and share their brand with the world.
With audiences in over 30 countries he’s Co-Host of Dropbear and Panda Save the World Podcast (iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Libsyn), and Host of The RebelRebel Podcast for Creative Rebels and Entrepreneurs (iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Libsyn).
Catch up with him socially on Twitter, Instagram, or down at the MD&A Inc. East Boardroom (Kensington Pub).