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MIKELA MOORE

Expressive Arts Director

Mikela Began her movement journey in 2016 when she left her 9-5 job to pursue her yoga teacher training. She soon fell in love with the practice and committed herself to movement as a means to healing herself and her community. For five years, she worked in the non-profit yoga sector sharing affordable and inclusive yoga across the DMV.  Most notably, Mikela combined her passion for advocacy and movement by leading over twenty workshops addressing diversity in yoga spaces. Today Mikela works across DC as a licensed massage therapist helping clients reach their pain management and movement goals through therapeutic touch. In her spare time, she organizes Femme-focused events that primarily explore movement and creativity.

Mikela Mission, inspired by the #MeToo movement, is to empower Femme folx to embody and express their most authentic self through art and somatic practices while uplifting, healing and inspiring the larger community to show up in big ways. In the fall of 2022, Mikela begins her graduate studies in mental health counseling. Her goal is to combine her love for movement and mindfulness into a somatic therapy practice.

Mikela Approaches movement with a playful curiosity. In addition to yoga, Mikela is a dance enthusiast, acroyogi, amateur fire flow artist and circus arts novice including lyra, silks and pole. She is a master of none but whole-heartedly enjoys all.

As Expressive Arts Director of Interfusion Festival, Ms. Mikela Moore is responsible for overseeing the development of the Expressive Arts Program, uphold the cultural and academic integrity of practices, provide leadership to program guides, recommend novel ways to better serve the needs of the community, and serving on one or more Interfusion Festival planning committees.