Artistic Director, Color Guard Caption Head & Designer
Originally from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Michael Shapiro pursued his undergraduate education at the University of Miami. His performance credits include the Spirit of Atlanta (87-89), the Madison Scouts (90-92), and the Alliance of Miami (87-92) where he also began his teaching career. The extensive list of successful units he has instructed include Tarpon Springs High School, the Company, Carroll High School, Crown Guard, Diamond Bar HS, the Crossmen, and Carolina Crown in addition to many other amazing ensembles. He has been the creative force behind Mayflower from the United Kingdom since 2000 and was also the founder, designer, and director of Corona winter guard.
Michael serves on the WGI Steering Committee and was recently inducted into the WGI and Blue Stars Halls of Fame. Michael has been on the Blue Stars design and instructional teams since 2008.