Mike Cook has been a fixture on the St. Louis dance scene for more than 30 years. He began competing in swing twenty-two years ago.
Mike's interest in dancing stems from his career as a professional musician. He has played with several bands in the St. Louis and Chicago areas, including Billy Peek, Shaboom and Classique. During his time with Billy Peek, Mike played with such renowned musicians as Chuck Berry, Bo Didley, John Denver and was the opening act for performances by Clarence Carter and Robin Trower.