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Micayla is a creating, performing and teaching artist currently based in Brooklyn, NY. She is a graduate of Mason Gross School of The Arts of Rutgers University (Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, 2017).
She has performed works created by Joan Laage, Julie Bour, Robert Moses, Alex Ketley, Christian Burns, Brian Brooks, Min Oh and Stefanie Nelson. Micayla has studied at San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, Impulstanz's creative workshops, Dance Italia, Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio, and Earthdance. While residing in Israel, she researched and performed works by Noa Wertheim, Ohad Naharin, Dana Ruttenberg and Noa Zuk.
Micayla holds arts administration experience through past positions at nonprofits Delete Blood Cancer, My Hometown Heroes and David Dorfman Dance complementing her B.A. concentration of Entrepreneurship through Rutgers University. Micayla also received her PMA®-CPT in 2017 through Polestar Pilates under the direction of Kim Gibilsco.
As a creator, Micayla's movement research delves into the self inclination of natural dance involving extreme emotional and character development. She seeks to experiment with varying mediums of art, specifying upon cross-cultural pollination through movement. Micayla's work has been presented in San Francisco at Scottish Rite Masonic Center, in New York City at Triskelion Arts, Dixon Place, Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX), and Old First Reformed Church, in Jerusalem, Israel at the Gertrud Kraus Choreography Competition, and in New Jersey at Grounds For Sculpture and Rutgers University. She was the 2017 recipient of the Margery J. Turner Award for Choreography. Micayla is currently the artist in residence for Spoke The Hub's 2019 People's Choice. Her newest evening length work, Mother, Marry Me, will premiere November 2+3, 2019.