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Mishay Petronelli is an accomplished dancer, teacher, choreographer, director, movement coach, model, and actor based in New York City and Los Angeles. Mishay has danced for a wide variety of artists including Jonte’, Janes Addiction, Kanye West, Miley Cyrus, Icona Pop, Jennifer Hudson, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, Mackelmore, Will Smith, Janelle Monáe, Hailee Steinfeld, FKA Twigs, Kylie Minogue, Demi Lovato, Beyoncé, Janet Jackson and in music videos for Whitney Houston, Nikki W...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.