Michael was blessed to have found his passion for the art of dance at a young age, and by the time he laced up his first pair of dance shoes he was hooked. Michael has received numerous awards in festivals and competitions here in Canada as well as the US. His professional career started at the age of sixteen, where he was accepted as a star dancer in a NYSO’s production of Tap Kids. At the age of 17 Michael moved to NYC to further his training with Savion Glover, Barbra Duffy, Dianne Walker, Roxanne Butterfly, Andrew Nemr, Lisa Hopkins, Mark Goodman and many others. Since then Michael has been fortunate enough to travel all over the US, Mexico and Europe packing major theatres spreading his love of TAP. He’s had the opportunity to adjudicate major competitions in Canada and the US, choreographed for film and theatre, taught master classes and shoot feature films. Michael has been teaching in and around Victoria B.C., and is well respected for his award winning choreography and energetic teaching style.
In January 2008 Michael founded Boston Dance Collective by purchasing Janice Tooby-MacDonald Dance Studio as well as Victoria Dance Connection (2009) and in September of 2013 merged to join forces with Kelsey Dukelow of BroastStreet Dance. Michael looks forward to years of developing and growing Boston Dance into the comprehensive studio it’s becoming known for!