Michael Riccio attended the prestigious Performance Dance program at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada from 2003-2007 graduating with BFA degree, where Evelyn Hart, a world renowned ballerina and principal dancer with the Royal Winnipeg ballet. "noted his unique physicality and ability to profoundly move an audience" in a 2006 performance. Michael, now a Los Angeles resident with an impressive background and resume illustrates his extraordinary talent and prestige in the dance industry. He has appeared as a lead dancer in feature films such as Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Dance Flick, and Shrek Forever After.
In 2008, Michael was chosen to be one of 12 male principal dancers on the hit Fox show Glee as part of the rival glee club Vocal Adrenaline as well as a principal dancer on the Glee Live tour 2010. In addition, he has been featured twice on the famous television show Dancing with the Stars, twice on the ABC show Eli Stone, and the Bollywood comedy film Chance Pe Dance. Furthermore, Michael performed as a dancer at the VH1 Divas Live concert in 2009, for singer Rihanna at the MTV Video music awards and Fashion Rocks, and for multi-platinum recording artist Christina Aguilera at the American Music Awards. Michael continues to strive for success in his career as a professional dancer and is excited to see what the future holds.