keala mikel


Hip hop

Keala has been training as a dancer since she was three years old due to encouragement from her mother who was a professional dancer and dance teacher. She started dancing with a highly competitive team at the age of eleven and continued training with that studio in ballet, jazz, breaking, hip hop, and popping.

She was trained by Quinell Dixon in Krump, Marc Cleary in Hip Hop, B-Boy Juice in breaking, and Omeed Simmatob from The Body Poets in popping. She also studied dance at her high school for four years where she served as head dance captain. Keala continued to assistant coach and assistant choreograph for the dance and performance team for three years; while continuing to teach in local studios.

She has competed and taken her teams to World's Hip Hop International, Showstoppers, Jump!, Buildabeast, and TSC. She has trained at various studios such as Culture Shock, Millennium, and ImmaSpace.

Keala has won many top awards and honors for her hip hop choreography at Nextstar, Starpower, and Dance Inc. competitions. She is excited to work with the students at Cherilyn’s School of dance.