(Portland, Oregon) began dancing at the age of ten at a local studio under the direction of Carene Boersma. She received her BFA in Dance with a Modern Concentration from Marymount Manhattan College. While at Marymount, Mika had the opportunity to perform works by Robert Battle, Jacqulyn Buglisi, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Andrea Miller, David Parker, and many others. This is her third year with the company. While at Nimbus Mika has been fortunate enough to perform works by Kristen Klein, Sofia Nappi, Dawn Marie Bazemore, and Artistic Director Sam Pott.