Corps de Ballet, Ballet
Front Desk Attendant, School of Ballet
San Diego, California
Promoted to Corps de Ballet in 2023
Mikaela Stewart was born and raised in San Diego, and started her professional training with Maxim Tchernychev at San Diego School of Ballet under the direction of Robin Morgan. She later continued her training with Maxim Tchernychev at California Professional Ballet Program. During her training years, Mikaela attended several summer intensives on scholarship including American Ballet Theater, Bolshoi NYC, and Ellison Ballet.
In 2020, Mikaela joined Boston Ballet’s inaugural year of their Post-Graduate Program under direction of Kathleen Mitchell. During her two years in Boston’s Post Graduate Program, Mikaela performed in multiple student choreographic pieces, and excerpts from ballets like Swan Lake and Don Quixote. She also performed the role of Clara and Snow pas de deux for a smaller version of Mikko Nissenen’s Nutcracker Suite, directed by Peter Stark, while on tour with Boston Ballet’s second company. Mikaela was a part of Boston Ballet’s major productions, such as Mikko Nissinens The Nutcracker and Swan Lake.
This is Mikaela’s second season with Ballet San Antonio.
GET TO KNOW Mikaela
What is your favorite Ballet?
I have many favorite ballets, but some of my all time favorites are Swan Lake, Manon, Balanchine’s Serenade, and Romeo and Juliet.
What do you do when you’re not dancing?
When I’m not dancing, I like to spend time with my friends, cook, read, and spend time outdoors.
What would you do if you weren’t a dancer?
If I weren’t a dancer, I’m not sure what I would pursue, but I would still love to work in the arts. I love working with children, and helping others, so I would probably be doing something to incorporate those passions.