In an effort to promote positive images and further bring inspiration to young girls, Pretty Brown Dancers not only are featuring dances of color but honoring those who are graduating high school and college. For weeks, we have asked several high school seniors and final year college students to submit their pictures and academic achievements. To kick off this special, we are featuring Mikaila Ware, who will be graduating Magna Cum Laude from Florida State University. Check out her biography and her beautiful graduation pictures captured by photographer Savannah Lee

Mikaila Ware is a movement artist originally from Ellenwood, Georgia. Recently, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Florida State University where she obtained her B.F.A in Dance with emphasis on performance, choreography, and dance theory. She has studied with and performed works by master dance teachers and choreographers such as Alex Ketley, Jawole Willa Jo, Zollar, Gerri Houlihan, Ilana Goldman, Darrell Jones, Pearl Ubungen, just to name a few. In addition, Mikaila has performed at festivals like The American College Dance National Festival at the Kennedy Center and Boston Contemporary Dance Festival at Boston University. Mikaila’s training ranges from Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Metropolitan Ballet Theater, and Price Performing Arts Center. Through the mediums of multidisciplinary collaborations and community engagement projects, Mikaila continues to develop her skills in arts non-profits as a commitment to the equitable access to ideas and resources for the creative liberation of all people.”



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