Mikaela Polley

Mikaela is a Contemporary Tutor at Central.

Mikaela was classically trained at The Royal Ballet Upper School and rose to the rank of Soloist at Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB) before joining Rambert in 2001. Between 2008 and 2018 Mikaela worked as Senior Rehearsal Director at Rambert, coaching and assisting across a diverse range of repertoire and was regularly teaching classical technique to company dancers. Since 2018, Mikaela has been a guest teacher for several professional companies and vocational schools alongside her rehearsal directing and choreographic work. In 2019 she took over the role of Choreographic Course Coordinator and Tutor at the Royal Ballet Upper School.

“Having had a long-standing connection with Central, it is always a pure joy to work with the students and staff at the school. The atmosphere is always welcoming which inspires creativity, drive and a place to be curious.”