Miya Hisaka

TWSB Adult Program Coordinator

School Administration, The Washington School of Ballet - Northwest Campus, Washington School of Ballet

With a life commitment to diversity and excellent in concert dance, Miya is a Founder/Producing Artistic Director, teacher, choreographer, arts and diversity advocate, and urban planner. Long time veteran faculty at WSB, since l984 under the direction of the late Mary Day; former Director of Dance at Georgetown University, Ballet Mistress at Catholic University, Faculty at Joy of Motion Dance Center, Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet; Marin Dance Theatre, La Escuela Nacional de Danza Morena Celarie in El Salvador, and most recently returning from East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, CA. Founder/Producing Artistic Director of: DC Contemporary Dance Theatre/El Teatro de Danza Contemporanea (one of DC’s first multicultural repertory companies); and the Classical Repertory Dance Theatre (one of the East Coast’s first all Adult Ballet Company). Originally trained by Alvin Ailey, Martha Graham, Erick Hawkins, Merce Cunningham, Gloria Contreras, Gene Hill Sagan and Kevin Iega Jeff, with a BA in Urban Studies and an MPA from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Miya has become known for her passion and commitment to adult training, and for building diverse communities through dance.