Michael began dancing at the tender age of 7. Inspired by the film Saturday night fever ; little did he know that his dream of becoming a world champion would day come true. In a country where rhythm of music is culturally inherent, it would not be an easy journey given its location and political restraints. Despite these disadvantages, Michael dedicated his life to his passion and love for dance.
At the completion of his education, he joined the air-force where discipline and fitness would play a key role in reaching the top. At 21 he moved to London to stand among the greats of the world, creating an impact with his unique style introducing speed and power to the industry. Michael became world amateur champion with Beata Onefater and became the first South African to win this title for his native country South Africa
After winning all the titles to be won, Michael turned professional and immediately ranked in the top 6 in the professional field a position he would hold until recently retiring from the competition world.
Michael is working towards sharing his experience and is dedicated towards the upliftment of dance on commercial and international level.
He is not only a great ambassador for dance due to his discipline and dedication but his track record has shown that '' the dream'' is possible with hard work.
Undefeated World Amateur Latin American champion:
Undefeated in the following open championships:
- Grand slam champion
- German masters champion
- Undefeated British open, United Kingdom x 2, US Open and International champion
- As well as, Spanish open, Vienna, Swiss, German open, French, Slovakia, Bratislava and Italian open...
- Undefeated All Japan champion
- Undefeated Italian champion
- 2nd runner up professional world championships (Tokyo)
- 6 times world professional finalist
- 6 times UK finalist
- 6 times British finalist
- 6 times International finalist
- 1st runner up USA Championships