Michael started his dance training at age 8 at CCS Dance Academy in Holden, MA. During his ten years as a student, Michael joined the competitive team and earned numerous titles including Jr. Mr. Dance Ovations in 2002 and Mr. Dance of the United States in 2007. Michael was accepted to the Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Arts Management at Oklahoma City University in 2007 and graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Dance Performance. Immediately following his graduation, Michael began dancing for Royal Caribbean as one of their production cast dancers. During his five contracts with Royal, he was honored to be Dance Captain on the Explorer OTS and the Freedom OTS, as well as Aerial Coordinator for the Independence OTS. Michael is ABT Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the ABT National Training Curriculum.