Mikaela Papasodero is from Middleboro, MA. She received her training from The Gold School under direction of Rennie Gold. While at the The Gold School she was a member of Project Moves Dance Company and the opportunity to work with artists such as Tyce Diorio, Teddy Forance and many more. She was also a member of Boston Community Dance Project under the direction of Sarah K(Skooj), and has performed throughout the Boston area while on the company.
Mikaela graduated Cum Laude with a BFA in Dance Performance from The Hartt School at The University of Hartford in 2019. She has had the pleasure to perform works by Shannon Gillen, Paul Taylor, Jose Limon, Manuel Vignouelle, Bryan Arias, Martha Graham, Katie Stevenson-Nollet, Debra Collins-Ryder, Ralph Perkins and Stephen Pier. She has trained at intensives located in Rome, Amsterdam, Salt Lake City, Seattle, New York City, and Boston.
Mikaela teaches throughout the New England region at local studios in styles such as ballet, modern, jazz, and contemporary.She has also had the pleasure of teaching the Music and Movement class at PCC in 2017. She was the Dance teacher for Boston Children's Theater summer program in 2019.
Mikaela's Choreographic works have been presented at the Ailey Citigroup Theater with KoDaFe Festival, Huntington Theater for Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, Versatility Dance Festival in Boulder, CO. Her work will also be showcased at Rioult Dance Center In-Artist showcase and NUVU Festival hosted by Miki Orihara and Jacqueline Dugal in 2020.
Mikaela is currently living in New York City and is dancing with Rioult Repertory Project, Spark Movement Collective and Amirov Dance Theater. She also teaches for Sparkidz (an organization offering classes to children with special needs).
Mikaela is endlessly grateful for all the opportunities she has had teaching, performing, and learning.