Michael Schumacher has been a member of several groundbreaking companies, including Ballet Frankfurt, Twyla Tharp Dance, and Magpie Music Dance Company.
In recent years, his choreographic work has come to the forefront in productions of the Holland Dance Festival. With Ji?í Kylián, he created the hauntingly beautiful Last Touch First, which has been performed throughout Europe to great acclaim. Most recently he created Queen Lear, a dramatic duet in which he and Sabine Kupferberg take on Shakespeare’s towering character. In 2008, Schumacher was awarded both the Gouden Zwaan and the Ji?í Kylián Ring, the first dancer/choreographer ever to receive the two awards at the same time.