Michael is a native of Bronx, NY and a graduate from LaGuardia High School. He majored in dance, winning numerous awards in recognition of his talent, which include a Young Arts Merit Winner in jazz and modern dance as well as the Dancers Inc. title for best senior male dancer. He has performed in galas such as Dizzy Feet Foundation, Dancers Responding to AIDS, and the Flobert Awards. He will be attending Pace University in New York City, where he will be studying for a Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA) in Commercial Dance.