Founded by Mikaela Papasodero in 2017 in an effort to share her creative ideas with the dance community in Boston MA. Mika and Co is now based out of New York City and has performed in numerous festivals.
Mikaela's works have been showcased at The Ailey Citigroup Theater in NYC, Huntington Theater, and Boston University Dance theater both located in Boston MA. In 2020 Mika and Company will be featured in Versatility Dance Festival in Colorado, Rioult In-House Artist Concert, and NUVU Dance Festival (both located in NYC).
Mikaela Papasodero is from Middleboro, MA. She recently graduated Cum Laude with a BFA in Dance Performance from The Hartt School at The University of Hartford. She has had the pleasure to perform works by Shannon Gillen, Paul Taylor, Jose Limon, Manuel Vignouelle, Bryan Arias, Martha Graham, Katie Stevenson-Nollet, Debra Collins-Ryder, Ralph Perkins and Stephen Pier. Mikaela's Choreographic works have been presented at the Ailey Citigroup Theater with KoDaFe Festival, Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, and Versatility Dance Festival in Boulder CO. She is currently living in New York City and is dancing with Rioult Repertory Project, and Amirov Dance Theater. She also teaches for Sparkidz (an organization offering classes to children with special needs). Mikaela is endlessly grateful for all the opportunities she has had teaching, performing, and learning.
At a young age I was put in front of a piano. It took a long time to feel comfortable and sometimes I still feel novice. I enjoy the study of various subjects and how they relate with a consistent focus in music as a cultural phenomenon. I find value in knowing why we make and listen to the music.Collaboration is something I seek, working directly with musicians and artist so that we may learn from each other.Aside from making music you can probably find me cooking in the kitchen or challenging my body and mind through parkour.
Raised in Charleston, South Carolina, Alexandra’s main training took place at the S.C. Governor’s School for Arts and Humanities in Greenville, SC. After graduating high school, she continued her training and graduated from New World School of the Arts/University of Florida in Miami, Florida with a BFA in Dance and Performing Arts. At New World she performed works choreographed by Paul Taylor, Peter London, Mark Morris, Merce Cunningham, and Ohad Naharin. She recently moved to New York City and has been training/performing with Rioult Dance NY’s newly founded Repertory Training Group as well as Mika & Co.
Rebecca Taylor Douglas was born in Richmond, Virginia. In the spring of 2019 Taylor graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in dance and choreography. Through VCU, she had the opportunity to spend a semester studying at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and dance. There she took Gaga classes taught by former Batsheva dancer such as Noa Tzuk, Noa Paran, Aya Israeli, and many more. In the summer of 2019, Taylor choreographed “Eight and a Half”, which was presented at the Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center in Richmond, Virginia. Taylor is currently living in Brooklyn, New York performing in works by Meitav Vilensky and Mikaela Papasodero.
Spectrum (sections from a full work)
Rioult In-House Artist Concert