Michael Schroeder – Studio Director

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he grew up in the musical theater. By the age of 18, he had appeared in over 60 musical theater productions. In 1987, he relocated to Orlando, Florida where he was introduced to the Ballroom dance world, he began teaching ballroom dance for an independent studio in Longwood, FL and within 6 months was offered a teaching specialist position with Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Winter Park. Following eight years with FADS, Mr. Schroeder was hired as a dancer/entertainer with the Walt Disney World Corporation. Mr. Schroeder returned to the industry in 1999 with Arthur Murray Dance Studios, Winter Park.

During his tenure with AMDS, Mr. Schroeder held the title of AMDS TOP MALE TEACHER in the state of Florida, as well as placing among the TOP TEN AMDS TEACHERS in the world, for six consecutive years. With his teaching success, he began sharing his skills as a Corporate Teacher Trainer. Mr. Schroeder has managed studios in Orlando & Tallahassee, as well as his own Independent Dance School from 2012-2017, and is an active Pro/Am competitor. He has received numerous TOP TEACHER awards, most recently at the Jacksonville Star Ball in March 2017. He is forever grateful to the multiple mentors for the first-class training and is thrilled to bring his knowledge, skill & 25+years of back to his home of Fred Astaire Dance Studio’s.