Michael Mead

Michael Mead
  • US National and World American Smooth Champion

Born in England, Michael Mead went to public boarding school from the age of 9 while his parents work took them abroad, and was drifting onto the path of becoming a Chartered Accountant until he decided dancing was actually a much better fit. Originally teaching and training in Ballroom dancing in London, Michael eventually made his way over to California where he joined the competitive Ballroom circuit along with partner and wife to be Toni Redpath. Together they won the US Open Ballroom Championships an unprecedented 4 times from 1999 through 2002 (undefeated throughout) and were ranked the number one Ballroom couple in their style in the World. Retiring from competition in 2002 Michael has since judged at all the major US Ballroom competitions, choreographed for shows such as SYTYCD and Americas Ballroom Challenge, is a certified World Class judge, and trained World Champion ballroom dancers.