Michael was a scholarship student at the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in Beckett, Massachusetts, where he studied under Linda Kent and Carolyn Adams. He also danced with The Men Dancers of Jacob's Pillow International Touring Company, which allowed him to dance and teach in St. Petersburg, Russia. He was also a member of The Repertory Dance Theatre of Utah.
As a color guard designer and choreographer, Michael is currently designer and choreographer for Oviedo HS (SO), McNeil HS (SO), Sunlake HS (2018 Sch. A Silver Medalist), University of South Florida WG (2018 IA Finalist), Santa Clara Vanguard, Crossmen, Union HS, and Park Vista HS. He has worked with Timber Creek HS - FL, Cypress Creek HS - FL, Seminole HS - FL, Tarpon Springs HS - FL, The Company Winter Colour Guard, Kennesaw Mountain HS (GA), Miamisburg HS (OH), Pope HS (GA), Center Grove HS (IN), and Northmont HS (OH). He's also been on staff with The Cavaliers, Carolina Crown, The Cadets, and The Magic of Orlando.
Michael's choreography has also been viewed at Pleasure Island with the Pleasure Island Explosion Dancers, University of Central Florida's Starlet Knights Danceline, Oracle Performance Ensemble, University of South Florida's Herd of Thunder and winter guard, 1999's Orlando Fringe Festival, and numerous other high schools and colleges around the country.
Josh continued his involvement in DCI for the last 9 years. He taught visual at Teal Sound Drum and Bugle Corps and Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps from San Antonio Texas. For the 2015 DCI season he returned to the home team to join The Cadets visual staff where he worked the next 3 summers. After being away from the Cadets for 2018 and 2019 he is returning in 2020 as the Visual Caption Manager.
Josh has been working with south Florida marching bands since 2007 that have been successful in both the FMBC and BOA circuits. For the last 7 years he has served as the Visual Caption Head of two accomplished Palm Beach County marching bands, Park Vista High School and Jupiter High School, where both programs won FMBC State Championships in 2014, 2015 and 2016. In 2018 he also became the Visual Caption Head for the West Broward High School Performance Ensemble where he continues to work with all three.
In addition to being the visual caption head for several high school marching bands, Josh is returning for his 5th season in 2020 as the Visual Caption Head at STRYKE Wynds. Wynds is a highly competitive and a premier Winter Guard International winds group who competes in WGI's World Class. STRYKE Wynds won Fan Favorite for the Independent Division during the 2016 and 2019 WGI World Championships in Dayton Ohio.
Also during the winter season, Josh works and designs for Independent and scholastic indoor percussion ensembles. Recently he has worked with STRYKE World Percussion, Infinity World Percussion, Timber Creek High School Indoor Percussion and Park Vista High School Indoor Percussion. All have been competitive in the FFCC and WGI circuits.