Michael is a very high level European trained dancer. He was born in Ukraine and started his lessons at the age of 4. He is a graduate of the National University of Physical Education with Master’s degree in Dancesport, Management, and Marketing. He has been a very successful ballroom dance competitor, winning or becoming a finalist in many National, European, and World competitions. Michael is also a National and World Dance Sport Licensed Adjudicator. Since coming to the United States in 2017 to teach and to compete, Michael has continued his success in regional and national professional ballroom competitions, and has become a highly successful and sought after teacher. He has won many Top Teacher awards at Regional Fred Astaire competitions and has trained and partnered a number of winners in local charity Dancing With Our Stars competitions, including the winner of the United Hospice of Rockland County Gala in both 2018 and 2019.