My name is Mikayla, but my friends call me Mik! I am a recent graduate of Boston Conservatory's Musical Theatre program, and I'll be moving to NYC during summer/fall 2024. I grew up in a small town called Perrysville, Ohio, where I first found my love of performing dancing around the living room to The Wizard of Oz and Oklahoma! As a singer and actress, I enjoy both ingenue and character roles (Laurie and Ado Annie are both in my wheelhouse!) I grew up loving Golden Age musical theatre, and I am passionate about taking classic characters and giving them a modern twist. One of my dreams is to play Tony in West Side Story someday!
I believe in the "process over product" mindset. When I focus on bettering myself as an actor, I always notice the results I'm hoping for actually materialize faster than when I have the internal monologue, "just get it right." Self-doubt is quite the mood killer! So I always prioritize believing in myself. I love to uplift others in both my professional and personal relationships because I recognize how important confidence is in my own life. To me, there's nothing more important than treating others with respect and making sure everyone feels valued and included.