Michaela is a central New York native who made her way down to NYC after receiving her degree in Theatre Performance from University at Buffalo. After briefly pursuing a career in acting, she pivoted in favor of other paths. Her interest in movement and somatics was born out of a recurring shoulder injury that led to an interest in anatomy and mechanics for artistic athletes. This interest has served her well in her training on the aerial hoop and pole. She joins the Kinected team with the desire to help others get access to meaningful movement in her role as captain of the front desk.