Michael and his partner Taylor Wall began dancing as children, developing a wide range of knowledge in all dance styles from classical ballet and jazz, to hip-hop and kick line. They are recent graduates of the University of Minnesota and remain active fostering the ballroom dance community there. Michael Chairs the competitions Minnesota Ballroom Blast and Dance Fest and is a statistician currently consulting at Medtronic.
At the USADance National Championship in 2014, Michael and Taylor won Gold American Smooth and placed 2nd in Gold American Rhythm. At the 2015 USADance National Championships they were finalists in the Open National 9-Dance Championships, challenging all nine of the American style dances that they teach in their Tuesday night class.
Michael and his partner and fellow Dancers Studio instructor, Taylor Wall, thrill the audience with their entertaining Mambo at the Dancers Studio 30th Anniversary/Winter Wonderland Showcase on December 16, 2016.