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Mikaela Polley



Mikaela Polley is a United Kingdom-based Rehearsal Director, Choreographer, and teacher with a performance and creative career spanning over 30 years. A former soloist at Birmingham Royal Ballet and Rambert, she has performed across an extensive array of large-scale classical and contemporary repertory. After 18 years of performing, Polley transitioned to the role of Rehearsal Director at Rambert and was Senior Rehearsal Director from 2013-2018. Polley is a guest teacher in classical and contemporary technique for a number of professional companies and vocational schools alongside rehearsal directing and restaging.

Her recent choreographic work includes Between Us for the Aud Jebsen dancers of The Royal Ballet, Unbound for Ballet Central, and Jubilation for The Royal Ballet School Summer performances at Opera Holland Park and the Royal Opera House. In 2019 Polleytook over the role as Choreographic Course Coordinator at The Royal Ballet Upper School and was Artist in Residence at Central School of Ballet from 2021-2022.