In his work, Michiel always tries to put what he wants to convey or to put research first. Often this means that his projects are very austere and free of ornament. He often works with Ruben Mardulier as Mardulier and Deprez.
Themes of interest are sense, nonsense and spontaneity. The basis of the work is often a kind of existential research in which he wants to include the audience.

For his artistic career Michiel has been teaching circus studios for several years, and he is co-founder of circus studio Sarakasi. He started training as a gym teacher but then decided to follow his passion. He did get a good foundation in pedagogy there. Sometimes Deprez organizes artistic labs with the aim of bringing different perspectives together to do practice-oriented artistic research.