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Mishay Petronelli is an accomplished dancer, teacher and choreographer based in New York City and Los Angeles. A “compellingly dramatic and athletic,” multiform dancer (BOSTON GLOBE), Mishay has danced for a wide variety of artists including Jonte’, Janes Addiction, Kanye West, Miley Cyrus, Olivia Cipolla and Arie Dixon (O.C.A.D.), Icona Pop, Carey Nokey, Jennifer Hudson, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato and in music videos for Whitney Houston, Darwin Deez, Nikki Williams, Beyoncé and...read more
In her class Mishay illustrates the importance of having a multi-dimensional technical foundation when approaching contemporary dance. Her warm up and exercises emphasize anything from classical ballet technique to core strengthening to nuanced contemporary movement.
Mishay’s choreography draws from her diverse training and performance experience and blends classical line and technique with street techniques, athleticism and her own unique approach to contemporary movement. Students are encouraged to reach outside their comfort zones and expected to bring a professional work ethic and focus. Musicality, phrasing and integrity of execution are stressed to help students grow in every direction.