GDM left home at age 15 during the early 1980s and went to live in runaway shelters and group homes in the Albany/Saratoga area. In the mid-1980s he moved to New York City and started his career in dance, musical theatre, art, writing and choreography.
Currently, an Associate Professor of Dance at Marymount Manhattan College (2001-Present), Montclair State University (2011-Present) and Rider/ARB’s Princeton Ballet School (17yrs). He was the Artistic Director of The Mantis Project Dance Company (10yrs) and Creator/Artistic Director of The Elan Awards (6 years). As a working Director and Choreographer he is a current member of Actor’s Equity and an associate member of The Society of Directors and Choreographers.