We are so lucky to have Ms. Mikal as part of our teaching staff. While you may not see her often, Ms. Mikal teachers adult lyrical and adult ballet on Thursday evenings at our Downtown studio. We love her joy of dance and sharing that with our students of all ages.
Fun fact: Ms. Mikal was an original member of the Fargo-Moorhead Ballet when it began. This season you can see her as the Mouse Queen in their production of The Classic Nutcracker.
Q & A with Ms. Mikal
Q. What is your favorite part about teaching?
A. I love seeing adult students taking the time out of their busy live to do something for themselves -- and watching them grow in their confidence!
Q. What inspired you as a dancer?
A. Being able to communicate through movement is magical. I love telling a story and connecting with an audience without saying a single word.
Q. Tips for our dancers?
A. Take your space. Do it big, or don't bother doing it at all. Be kind to yourself. Be proud of yourself and what your body can do!
Q. What's your favorite snack?
A. Cinnamon Bears are the best food ever invented.
Ms. Mikal Kenfield
Mikal began dancing at the age of four in her hometown of Missoula, MT. She studied at both the Garden City Ballet and the Missoula Dance Academy, and appeared in numerous productions, including Coppelia, La Boutique Fantastique, and The Nutcracker.
Upon graduating from high school, Mikal moved to Moorhead to attend Concordia College, receiving her degree in Social Studies Education in 2003. She has been dancing in the Fargo-Moorhead area since 1999 and found a home with the Fargo-Moorhead Ballet in 2006. Her specialty is in ballet and pointe technique and she loves working with dancers to improve their strength and artistry.
Mikal has coached and choreographed for the MSUM Dance Team, and choreographs Concordia's Welcome Show each year. While a member of the FMBallet, Mikal has performed in Tubby the Tuba, Peter and the Wolf, and in several shows for the Fargo Theater's Classic Film Series.
Mikal lives in Moorhead with her husband, Josh, and her two little boys, Marshall and Julian (future members of the FMBallet, of course!). While not at the dance studio, she serves as the Director of Residence Life at Concordia College.