Based in NYC, Michael was born and raised in Buffalo, NY and attended SUNY Buffalo to earn a BFA in Dance Performance. Since graduating, he has performed primarily in the musical theater world, including the national tours of A Chorus Line and Young Frankenstein, and in regional theaters nationwide – often in the role of Dance Captain or Swing. He has served as a judge for national dance competitions including Platinum, Turn it Up, Starbound, and Encore, and he has taught at conventions for Platinum and Turn it Up for the past several seasons. Michael has also taught and set choreography at studios across the country, as well as teaching classes at Montclair State College and SUNY Buffalo. He continues to work, train, and surround myself with all aspects of dance in his daily life.