Michael was born in Seattle, Washington and then moved to Colombia when he was 2. He started learning ballroom dancing in Colombia and lived there till he was 21. When he moved back to Seattle he kept dancing and started working at an independent studio. From there he began dancing on Salsa teams and performing all over the states. In 2012 he joined the Arthur Murray Ballroom studio. After a year there he then decided to move to Florida and has been enjoying it ever since.