Carrie Mikuls is a graduate from the University of California, Riverside with her BA in Dance. She is the creator of I Came To Make Noise, a hip hop theatre feminist production that challenges the stereotype that women are expected to be quiet and agreeable. Through dance, beatbox and spoken word, 3 women share their fears, faults and journeys to self-awareness. Never again asking permission but speaking with vision in the first person: I am enough, I am brave, I am an American. Carrie was a recipient of the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival Scholarship for Underrepresented Groups. I Came To Make Noise was the recipient of The Encore Producers’ Award and Nominee for the 2Cents Distinctive Voices Award. Carrie performed in DEBUSSY: Pelleas et Melisande, with the LA Philharmonic at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. She danced for modern opera company, The Industry, in the unprecedented mobile opera, Hopscotch. Carrie danced with Los Angeles based dance company Stretch Dance Company from 2013-2014. She strongly believes that art can be used to push boundaries beyond our wildest imaginations.
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world” -Mahatma Gandhi
The award winning film, My Name Is Myeisha, was an official selection for the 2018 Slamdance Film Festival, was awarded The Audience Award For Beyond Feature and was the 2018 winner of Best Feature at Boston Underground Film Festival.
Carrie was nominated for an NAACP Theatre Award for Best Choreographer in 2016 for the award winning hip hop theatre play Dreamscape. Bill Raden of L.A. Weekly called Mikuls’ choreography ”harrowingly evocative hip-hop choreography that packs a good deal of the pieces’ visceral and political punch. "Dreamscape continues to tour nationally and internationally and has been adapted into the feature film, My Name Is Myeisha, which she also choreographed.
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