Mike followed the usual path to a career in Flash: he trained for 12 years as a classical ballet dancer before deciding that sitting in front of acomputer was better for his posture. Since then, he’s been a creative designforce at Nectarine for over two years, and the awards keep rolling in. Mikestudies Wing Chun Kung Fu in his spare time, but his Actionscript is farmore deadly- he scored 99% on the Developer Certification Test (we think he lost a point for spelling his name wrong). Flash MX 2004 granted a lot ofhis developer wishes; now he just needs to hunt down the person responsiblefor those horrendous folddown palettes and stick a stake through their heart, and he’ll be truly happy.