Mikala Curless has worked as a dance instructor since 2010. She has studied and taught all ages in classical ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap, lyrical, musical theatre and liturgical. Mikala began choreographing at age 12 and has a professional repertoire of more than 20 pieces to date. She holds seven levels of achievement in the Cecchetti Method. Mikala has trained with the Nashville Ballet and Joffrey-New York. She has danced freelance with Missouri Ballet Theatre, Moscow Ballet, Dance Company of St Charles and Ballet Hispanico de San Antonio. She is co-founder of two freelance dance companies: Ballet LeCroix and StoryBook Dancers. Mikala is currently studying dance, theatre and kinesiology at Texas Women’s University. Mikala is passionate about ballet and spreading appreciation of ballet, and is very grateful for the opportunity to work and teach for Denton Ballet Academy.