Born in Aachen, Germany. He began studying at Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen before transferring to the Palucca University of Dance Dresden after his first year. Michael completed his studies there in 2016, receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Dance. He has attended workshops in William Forsythe’s improvisation techniques, in Ohad Naharin’s Gaga technique, and with Russell Maliphant. While studying he danced in pieces by Ihsan Rustem, Ohad Naharin and Katharina Christl. Since August 2016, he is at the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company.