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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.
My Name is Myeisha is a hip-hop musical inspired by the 1998 police shooting of California teen Tyisha Miller (as well as countless other acts of police brutality against African American citizens) and adapted from the internationally acclaimed play Dreamscape. At the moment of Myeisha's death at the hands of police, she guides us inside her mind and muses over the life she will be leaving behind, told through hip-hop, spoken word poetry, and dance. My Name is Myeisha is the winner of the 2018 Slamdance Film Festival Award for Beyond Feature, won Best Feature at the 2018 Boston Underground Film Festival, the Grand Jury Award Narrative Feature at the Mammoth Lake Film Festival in 2018, as well as many other awards.
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Carrie Mikuls is an NAACP Theatre Award nominated choreographer , a Yoga instructor (RYT 200) and Reiki Master. She is a graduate from the University of California, Riverside with her B.A. in Dance. Carrie has taught for organizations such as; artworxLA, Greenway Arts Alliance, and Academy of Creative Education. She has also has teaches workshops in colleges and Universities and has worked with students from all over the world. In 2018, Carrie was a recipient of The Hollywood Fringe Festival Scholarship for underrepresented groups. She is the creator of I Came To Make Noise, a hip hop feminist theatrical performance. I Came To Make Noise was the recipient of The Encore Producers’ Award and Nominee for the 2Cents Distinctive Voices Award. She choreographed the award winning hip hop theatre play Dreamscape and the feature film, My Name Is Myeisha. Carrie performed in DEBUSSY: Pelleas et Melisande, with the LA Philharmonic at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. She danced for The Industry, in the unprecedented mobile opera, Hopscotch. She also danced with Los Angeles based dance company Stretch Dance Company.
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