Mike began his dance life in the Baltimore Salsa Scene learning from the area's top instructors. He quickly advanced as a social dancer, and his passion expanded to Rueda de Casino. He currently is the lead salsa instructor at the Promenade Dancesport Facility.
Mike has co-founded two dance companies, SalsaNow and SalsaRound (later known as the Baltimore Casineros) where he taught weekly salsa and rueda classes, and directed student dance teams. He also organized two Baltimore Salsa Flash Mobs, events that mobilized salseros and instilled unity in our community. The first was in 2010 at Towson Town Center, and the most recent one at the Inner Harbor in June 2012. Mike also serves as an organizer of area's largest meetup group, the Baltimore Salsa Meetup.
Mike has danced with several teams including Dancing with Grace, Dance in Time, SalsaNow, SalsaRound and Columbia Dance Project. He has performed at salsa congresses, community and private events. Beyond Salsa, Mike also enjoys Bachata, Merengue, Cha-Cha-Cha, Hand Dance, West Coast Swing and Hustle. From 2006-2010, Mike was a Hand Dance instructor for Love To Dance Productions.
Outside of his dance interests, Mike is a management professional with twenty-plus years working with large healthcare organizations. Proud of his California roots, Mike is an alumnus of UCLA with a degree in Biology. He also completed the Tuck Executive Program in Healthcare Marketing at Dartmouth College. Mike is a loving husband and father of two. He also enjoys playing piano, classic cars and motorcycles, cooking, travel and gourmet dining.
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