Mike Wittmers is originally from Cupertino, California and has been dancing for 38 years. He is the owner and Artistic Director of Adaptive Force Performing Arts in Scottsdale, Arizona. Mike is a former cast member of Tap Dogs, where he played the role of THE RAT. Some of Mike’s other professional musical theater credits range from “A Chorus Line” to “Crazy for You.” Mike has been a tap teacher in Los Angeles and on staff at EDGE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, Millennium Dance Complex and Debbie Reynold’s Studio, as well as taught at the world-renown Broadway Dance Center in New York. Industrial and commercial credits include, SONY, ABSOLUT VODKA, COMPAQ, TOSHIBA, KIRIN BEER, TOSTITOS FIESTA BOWL, CASINO ARIZONA, SONIC, GoDaddy.com and various print-work. Mike’s choreography has been seen everywhere from conventions across North America and Disneyland theme parks, to dance competitions in Australia. Mike also choreographed the videos “Snap Story” and “Too Sophisticated” for up and coming pop/rock artist JoAnna Michelle. Aside from dance, Mike enjoys playing hockey, guitar and the drums. Television and film credits include, The Tonight Show, “Maneater” on the Lifetime Network, The Jerry Lewis Telethon, as well as the widely acclaimed short films, Tap Heat and Generation: LOST. Mike’s production company, Double Bass Productions, has released two instructional tap DVDs entitled “The World Is My Drum Vols. 1 & 2”, as well as produced it’s full theater debut of the rock and blues tap show, “Scuff’d Up!”
Mike has taught on convention for Tremaine, Co. Dance, Dance League, Hollywood Dance Jamz, Dance Masters of America, The Teacher Workshop at The Pulse, Rhee Gold’s Dance Life Teacher Conference, Dance League, One Rhythm and Triple Threat Dance Convention. He has also judged for many dance competitions including Dance Masters of America, V.I.P., Encore, StarQuest, and Thunderstruck to name a few.