Mikéla Almeida started dancing a mere 6.5 years ago- with no experience or training she joined Kalabash Dance Troupe, a hip hop/Caribbean infused dance group at Syracuse University. She quickly fell in love with dance and became a lead choreographer for the group. In 2011, her senior year, she joined Danceworks Syracuse and later taught a Danceworks hip- hop workshop after the 2011 season ended. Mikéla also danced briefly for the 2011 SU best dance crew winner and hip-hop freestyle group, Expressive Elements. After graduating Syracuse University in 2011, Mikéla joined Danceworks Boston for season 4 and has taught two hip hop workshops. Her first season in DWB, Mikéla was one of six dancers chosen to be part of a video shoot for Lou Goudman. This is her fifth season with DWB and fourth season choreographing. When not in the studio, she can be seen playing with her loveable dog, Reese’s or studying away in her third year at Roger Williams University School of Law in hopes of becoming a Prosecutor.