Born in Michigan, USA. Studied music at the Interlochen Arts Academy. After graduating from the academy he studied ballet at The School of American Ballet and the Joffrey School in New York. He danced professionally with NDT 2, Washington Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and Ballett Frankfurt.
In 1989 he joined the Ballett Frankfurt under the direction of William Forsythe, where he danced for almost 10 years creating many roles among them being "Herman Schmerman" pas de deux with ballerina Tracy Kai-Maier.
In 1994 he danced the same pas de deux at the Théâtre du Châtelet with guest artist Sylvie Guillem. He continued dancing with Ms. Guillem over a 4 year period in such cities as Palermo, Athens, Brussels, Antwerp, Paris and extensively throughout France and at such events as Gala D' etoiles -Monte Carlo, Birthday Gala for Maurice Bejart-Lausane and at the 6 Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis where he was named honorary citizen of Seine Saint Denis.
In 1997, he began teaching classical technique at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt, in 1999 became Vertretungsprofessor and in 2003 was named Professor. He is now teaching Classical technique, Men's class, pas de deux, setting ballets from Forsythe and traditional classical and neo classical repertoire as well as choreographing works for the students.
In 2003 he created "8 Duos for 2 Dancers" for the Stuttgart Ballet Noverre Society and was subsequently invited to create new works,"Melodious Gimmick to Keep the Boys in Line", which premiered February 2005 and "The Shaking Tent" which premiered in June 2006 for the Stuttgart Ballet.
In 2007 was invited to participate in the New York Choreographic Institute.