Design and Choreography
Michael James, born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida, graduated from the University of South Florida where he received a BA for Modern Dance Performance. After college, he performed in the American Stage Company’s “Shakespeare in the Park” Series for five seasons, as well as danced and choreographed for the Children’s Theater Tour.
Michael was a scholarship student at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Beckett, Massachusetts, where he studied under Linda Kent and Carolyn Adams. He also danced with The Men Dancers of Jacob’s Pillow International Touring Company, which allowed him to dance and teach in St. Petersburg, Russia. He was also a member of The Repertory Dance Theatre of Utah.
As a color guard designer and choreographer, Michael is currently designer and choreographer for Oviedo HS (SO), McNeil HS (SO), Sunlake HS (2018 Sch. A Silver Medalist), University of South Florida WG (2018 IA Finalist), Santa Clara Vanguard, Phantom Regiment, Lowndes HS, University HS, Union HS, and Park Vista HS. He has worked with Timber Creek HS – FL, Cypress Creek HS – FL, Seminole HS – FL, Tarpon Springs HS – FL, The Company Winter Colour Guard, Kennesaw Mountain HS (GA), Miamisburg HS (OH), Pope HS (GA), Center Grove HS (IN), and Northmont HS (OH). He’s also been on staff with The Cavaliers, Carolina Crown, The Cadets, Crossmen, and The Magic of Orlando.
Michael’s choreography has also been viewed at Pleasure Island with the Pleasure Island Explosion Dancers, University of Central Florida’s Starlet Knights Danceline, Oracle Performance Ensemble, University of South Florida’s Herd of Thunder and winter guard, 1999’s Orlando Fringe Festival, and numerous other high schools and colleges around the country.
Color Guard Technician
Stevenson “Stevo” Lumapas has an extensive history of marching and teaching with the DCI and WGI activities. As a DCI marching member, Stevenson has performed with Carolina Crown (2002), Santa Clara Vanguard (2004-2005), and Phantom Regiment (2006). His also performed with The Knights Winter Guard from 2004-2009.
Stevenson’s credits as a teacher and choreographer include: Timber Creek High School, Oviedo High School, Cypress Creek High School, Lake Howell High School and numerous other high school programs throughout the Southeast. In addition, he has worked with USF Open and World Winter Guards, as well as the Boston Crusaders and Phantom Regiment drum corps.
When he’s not teaching, Stevenson enjoy his job as an Occupational Therapist at Florida Hospital Orlando. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Central Florida, and went on to pursue a Masters of Occupational Therapy from Florida Hospital’s ADU.
Matt Albano began teaching the Oviedo High School front ensemble in 2017. Since his arrival at Oviedo HS, he has become more involved with the Oviedo percussion section by arranging and writing the front ensemble music and teaching the percussion class.
Matt received his Bachelor of Arts in Music with a minor in Business from the University of Central Florida. During his time at UCF, he was accepted into the UCF percussion studio where he studied with Dr. Thad Anderson, Kirk Gay, and Jeff Moore.
Matt’s independent marching experience includes four seasons with Infinity Percussion (2013, 2016-18) and two seasons with the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps (2014-15). Currently he holds teaching roles with Infinity Percussion, The Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps, Timber Creek High School, and Jackson Heights Middle School.