United States of America
Michael Shapiro originally hails from Ft Lauderdale, Florida. He 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 the Company, Carroll HS, Crown Guard, Diamond Bar HS, Tarpon Springs HS, and CGT Dallas 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. Currently, Michael resides in Las Vegas, Nevada and is beginning his eleventh year as designer and color guard caption head for the Blue Stars drum and bugle corps. In 2017, he was inducted into the WGI Hall of Fame.