“Let Go. Run Wild. Be Free.”
Miki Michelle was an active member of OrigiNation’s Nia Dance Troupe from 2001-2010. Not only was she given a safe space to grow as an artist, but the unconditional love, guidance, and support she received from the Dibinga family and OCAC truly and undeniably shifted the trajectory of her life! The foundation of character instilled in her throughout her time at OCAC is what serves as the base from which she springs with courage to stand in her power and create the life that her heart desires.
As a NYC based freelance artist, Miki enjoys working on artistically diverse projects. She has danced with world-renowned artists such as Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, and toured nationally with the Hip-Hop Icon Kurtis Blow. She has performed with legendary artists at BET’s Black Girls Rock! where First Lady Michelle Obama was honored and most recently with The Jonas Brothers at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards. Michelle has showcased her artistry in commercials for brands such as Apple, Aeropostale, and Career Builders and can also be seen in both Netflix’s “The Get Down” directed by Golden Globe Winner Baz Luhrmann, and the finale of AMC’s “Dispatchers From Elsewhere” choreographed by two-time Emmy Award winner Kat Burns.
In addition to her work as a performance artist, Miki is passionate about leading a spiritually sound life and helping others cultivate space to do the same. She curated a Spiritual Development/Integration course to assist professional dancers in connecting with their infinite power, divine intuition, and ability for expressive clarity. She has taught this course in dance programs to over 40 professional commercial dance artists. Michelle strives to showcase authenticity through the art of being and inspire others to do the same. From dancing on some of the biggest stages with world renowned artists to solo backpacking trips around the world, Miki Michelle attributes the birth of her courage and dedication to freedom of spirit to OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center.