Color Guard Instructor
Michael Richman is originally from Omaha, NE and began his training as a vocal and instrumental musician at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He later left Nebraska to pursue his dance career in the Denver/Boulder metro area and now holds a BFA in Dance from University of Colorado Boulder. During his 8 years in Colorado, Michael had the opportunity to work with many choreographers including The Hannah Kahn Dance Company, Katie Elliott’s 3rd Law Dance/Theater and Gabriel Masson Dance.
He is an avid educator within the pageantry arena as well having been a performer with the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps Colorguard and Oracle Winterguard and OpusX Winterguard were he currently still teaches. Michael has previously taught with The Blue Stars and The Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps.
Michael currently lives in New York City and is a dancer with The Seán Curran Company and Patrick Corbin’s ‘CorbinDances’. He is also Co-Artistic Director for his own dance company called Tough Cookie Dance with his collaborator Josselyn Levinson-Dustin, creating humorous and absurd dances centered around the many issues that go along with being an independent artist. 2014 will be Michael’s 3rd summer with Phantom Regiment.