Instructor - Creative Tots & Kids, Musical Theatre

This is Mykaela’s first year teaching at the studio, but her seventh year teaching dance as an instructor and students may recognize her as a regular substitute teacher from the 2021-2022 season. Mykaela started her dance training a bit later than most, at age 15. But she quickly fell in love with the atmosphere and classes that SaskExpress – Saskatoon offered, and she hasn’t stopped since! During her time at SaskExpress, Mykaela trained in musical theatre, jazz, ballet, hip hop, tap, lyrical, contemporary, and pointe, and was part of the SaskExpress Expressions for three years. She was also introduced to some great opportunities through SaskExpress, including workshops with the Broadway casts of Wicked and Cats and performing at the 2012 Canadian Country Music Awards. After high school, Mykaela continued to dance as part of the Crush Dance Team with Saskatchewan Rush Lacrosse Club from 2015-2018. She was also given the opportunity to work with the UNLV Rebels in 2018, who are both National US and world title holders. More recently, Mykaela returned to the musical theatre scene and was the
choreographer for the filmed and staged productions of Typecastress (Little Libertine Playhouse) and played the part of “The Director” in the staged production. She was also recently a member of the ensemble and one of the dance captains for Music for the Gut 2022. Mykaela also has a love of singing, taking voice lessons and training opportunities whenever she can. She is also certified by the Saskatchewan Cheerleading Association to teach Jazz, Hip Hop, and Pom at the All-Star and Scholastic levels. Outside of the dance and performing world, Mykaela obtained her Honours Degree in English from the University of Saskatchewan in 2021 and now works for them as a university recruiter, travelling
across Western Canada visiting schools and presenting on behalf of the university. When she isn’t dancing, teaching, or travelling across the country, Mykaela loves to read, play video games, and make memories with her friends! Mykaela is thrilled to be teaching at SaskExpress and can’t wait to see what her students will accomplish this season!