21 Things You Didn’t Know About Michael Keeler

Get to know Michael Keeler, Co-founder of MyBroadwayBody

author iconBy Posted August 13, 2015

  1. I’m a total Capricorn. Read any description about Capricorns and it always describes me perfectly!
  2. I thrive at night. Some of my best, most creative work happens at night. Mornings…not so much.
  3. For several years I was a massage therapist who primarily worked with dancers. Helping dancers take care of their bodies was extraordinarily rewarding and taught me so much about the sacrifices performers make for their craft.
  4. I started dancing when I can about ten years old. First with tap, then jazz and ballet. I danced professionally for the first time at 16, then decided to pursue my love of dance in college, earning my BFA in Dance from Temple University.
  5. I moved into my grandparent’s house when I was a teenager which is the primary reason I love The Golden Girls, afghans (knit blankets), the Lawrence Welk Show (Google it), Wheel of Fortune, and Jeopardy.
  6. I became a Life Coach because of MFF’s signature program Snatched in Six Weeks. As Snatched has grown we have often found that the program is a highly emotional journey for people. In the beginning Mark and I did our best to listen and empathize with Ninjas, but realized very quickly that we didn’t have the right tools to take the best care of people. That is the primary reason I decided to become a life coach — and I’m so glad I did!
  7. Mark Fisher and I have been best friends since we were about 15 years old. We really bonded during a community theater production of Godspell in which he played the “Jesus” character and I was the choreographer.
  8. One of my favorite cities is Amsterdam.
  9. Until I was about 25, I thought I wanted to be a musical theater director and choreographer.
  10. Sometimes I still think I want to be a lighting designer for HUGE concert events. #PassingDayDreams
  11. For two years I lived on a tiny island in Hawaii call Lana’i.
  12. I will never live more than two hours from an ocean.
  13. My brother and I were raised by a single mom who was by best friend — such a momma’s boy. My mom passed away in 2001 after a heroic fight with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). The strength and humility I witnessed from my mother during those years continues to be one of my greatest sources of inspiration.
  14. One of my favorite memories as a stage performer was during a community theater performance of Pippin. One of the dancers went out for a smoke break and fell asleep in his car. Having never done the part, I had to jump on stage and improvise. It was horrifying and fun!
  15. I was once on Cher’s tour bus to bring her a chicken ceasar salad and some MAC make-up. I know you’re jealous!
  16. During one of my travels to Asia, I got a terrible bacterial infection in my tummy — gross — and spent two nights in a hospital in Hong Kong. #Boo
  17. I am driven by the idea that meaningful change in our lives is only achieved after a period of personal discomfort. If you want something you’ve never had, you must to do something you’ve never done — which usually requires some (temporary) discomfort. Lean into it!
  18. From the ages of 6 to about 12, I asked Santa to bring me a pet monkey every Christmas. Then I learned I’d have to change the monkey’s diaper, so I asked for a motorcycle instead.
  19. My brother and I wore out the VHS tape (Google it!) of Pee-Wee Herman’s Big Adventure from watching it so many times.
  20. The best part of my day, every day, without question, is the time I spend with my boyfriend, Andrew Cole.
  21. One of my favorite things to do is throw dinner parties. I adore the the planning, shopping, cooking, decorating, and friends. It’s a great way to create memories with the people you care about most!