Originally from Rochester, Michigan, Michael attended Western Michigan University graduating with a B.A. in dance and a B.S. in psychology. Here he performed works by choreographers including Aszure Barton, Kyle Abraham, and James Gregg. In 2017 he studied abroad at the University of Roehampton in London, England and completed the BalletBoyz Dancer’s Course. In 2019, he joined GroundWorks DanceTheater as a company artist. He has also performed work by Iztok Kovač at Dock 11 while attending the b12 Berlin Workshop Festival.