Michael joined the Ukrainian Cheremosh Society as a dancer with Cheremshyna in 1992. He danced with the Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Company from 1993 to 2006, performing throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. While performing with Cheremosh, Michael taught dance with the St. Basil’s Ukrainian Cultural Society from 1994-1997. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in 1999 and a Bachelor of Education in 2006, Michael has been teaching Elementary School and has been teaching with the School of Dance since 2007. He has also started working towards a Master’s of Religious Education in 2013.