Michael Turner (San Francisco, California) began his career in the pageantry arts as a member of the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps. Trained in ballet, jazz and modern dance, Turner was one of the early color guard pioneers to introduce dance and movement to the marching arena. While in Madison, Turner performed with Kanopy Dance Theatre, PresenTense, Children’s Theatre of Madison, Madison Opera, and Ballet Madison. With such a diversified background, Turner developed an artistically strong and original teaching style. For 18 years, he worked with the two-time World Champion Madison Scouts, serving as Color Guard Choreographer and Visual Coordinator. In the San Francisco Bay Area, Turner served as Dance Master and Choreographer for the six-time World Champion Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps. Turner has judged for Winter Guard International, Bands of America, and Drum Corps International, and continues freelance judging for marching bands, drum corps, and color guard throughout the world.