Miyesha McGriff

"DANCE as though no one is watching you, LOVE as though you have never been hurt before, SING as though no one can hear you, LIVE as though heaven is on earth." - Dr. William W. Purkey

Height: 5'6"  Weight: 115 lbs  Eyes: Brown




Professional Experience

Dance

Collage Dance Collective ( Memphis, TN)

  • Company Member 2017 - Present

Nickelodeon Black History Month: Misty Copeland Commercial February 2017 (New York,NY)

  • Choreographer for Dancer

Voices & Visions Workshop Performance Fall 2016 (New York, NY)

  • Guest Artist With Christopher Jackson

Shadow Box Theater’s (New York, NY) April 2015

  • The Earth & Me - Lead role as Mother Earth

Dance Iquail (New York, NY) February 2015

  • Black Swan (Philadelphia performance)

Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company (Kansas City, MO)

  • 2012-2014 Seasons (Fall & Spring)
  • Diversion of Angels (Martha Graham)
  • Wylliams/ Henry Rep.
  • Kansas City New Dance Partners (2013, 2014)

Dallas Black Dance Theatre II (Dallas, TX)

  • 2011-2012 Season DBDT II Rep.

Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey  (2007-2014)

  • Under the Direction of Tyrone Aiken
  • performed locally throughout the Kansas City Metropolitan area
  • Ailey Camp Kansas - Ballet Instructor (2011, 2012)

Kansas City Ballet  (Kansas City, MO)

  • The Nutcracker (1996-2011)
  • Student Apprentice 2006-2007 season
  • Giselle (March 2011)

Modeling 

Lily of France - Facebook advertising Spring 2012 (Dallas, TX)

Make Up For Ever Academy NYC - Session 10 Figure Model Dec. 2016


Education

Kansas City Ballet School (Kansas City, MO) 1996-2007

  • Under the Direction of Karen Brown

University of Missouri- Kansas City   2007- 2011 BFA in Dance

Worked with artist such as:

  • Eli Lazar (Montgomery Ballet)
  • Josh Beamish (MOVES company)
  • Gary Abbott (Deeply Rooted)
  • Bernard Gaddis (Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater)
  • James Jordan (Anthony Tudor Foundation)
  • Paula Weber
  • Rodni Williams
  • MaryPat Henry
  • Sabrina Madison-Cannon
  • DeeAnna Hiett

Alvin Ailey Summer Intensive New York, NY

  • Student 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010
  • Fellowship Scholarship Recipient (2006, 2008, 2010)

Worked with artist such as:

  • Christian Von Howard
  • Pedro Ruiz
  • Peter O’Brien
  • Prince Credell
  • Francesca Harper

Miyesha performing "Pearls" By Kenny Pervine, Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company

Photo by Mike Strong

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