Michael Richman hails from Omaha NE originally and currently holds a BFA in Dance and Choreography from the University of Colorado-Boulder. While living in Denver, Michael danced for many local dance companies including The Hannah Kahn Dance Company. 3rd Law Dance/Theater and Gabriel Masson Dance.
Michael began his Colorguard training and performing with the Cavaliers and continued later performing with Oracle Winterguard and OpusX in Denver, CO. Michael has been teaching indoor and outdoor Colorguard since 2003 starting with Blue Stars and later with the Blue Knights, Phantom Regiment and The Madison Scouts.
Michael now lives in New York City where he dances with The Seán Curran Company. His New York credits also include CorbinDances and Project 44/Gierre Godley. He currently teaches Dance part time in the Dance Department at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. His collaborative dance theater, Tough Cookie Dance was founded in 2011 with his colleague Josselyn Levinson-Dustin. Tough Cookie Dance premiered at the Comedy in Dance Festival in 2012 and is a staple each year. The company was selected to premiere a new work as part of Dance New Amsterdam’s curated series Raw Material. Since its inception Tough Cookie has created 3 half evening-length and one full evening-length works focused on the current struggles of making art in New York City.