Michael Antonia has never stopped hustling. He was the kid who mowed every lawn, shoveled every driveway, rode 3 paper routes. He was the college graduate who was swept up in the energetic orbit of Alex Calderwood, founder of Ace Hotels, a collaboration which would launch him into the design world. He started an event production company from his dining room table, and over the next six years cultivated it to become The Flashdance, one of the most highly regarded brands in the wedding and event industry. He launched YEAH! Rentals in 2011, and has since developed a retail counterpart, YEAH! Furniture.
The Flashdance now houses 6 companies and covers nearly every aspect of event production. Antonia stays closely involved as the creative director and marketing expert, while also finding time to keep his DJing sharp as ever, and get his music obsession fix working as music supervisor for the Ace Hotel.
He has been featured by Paper Magazine, NPR Marketplace, Reverie Magazine, Apartment Therapy, Remodelista, Herman Miller's blog, Refinery 29, 100 Layer Cake and Martha Stewart Weddings and has made appearances on E! & Bravo.
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