Michael is from Winchester MA and is currently studying at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell. He started learning ballet four years ago to help recover from an injury that occurred during his other main athletic passion, Brazilian jujitsu. He holds a purple belt in jujitsu, and has been training in that discipline for nearly five years. Returning for his second season with the company, Michael is enjoying improving his technique and learning new elements of modern dance. Michael has previously appeared in productions of the Nutcracker with the Winchester Ballet Conservatory, and in various youth productions both the cast and part of the pit playing the violin. Outside of dance, Michael is also passionate about history, film, and jurisprudence. Michael joined Forty Steps Dance in 2016.