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Misty  Yackshaw

Cats or Dogs:  CATS!!!


Favorite Dance Style to do: Hip-Hop


Favorite Dance Style to watch: Contemporary Ballet 


Favorite Ice Cream: Mint Chocolate Chip


Travel bucket list: Galapagos Islands; New Zealand


Misty began dancing as a toddler in Myrtle Beach, SC and attended the Ballet Summer Intensive at the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities. She was a member of the University of South Carolina Dance Company and the USC West African Drum and Dance Ensemble as well as the independent company Djoliba Don. From 2006-2009 she danced and choreographed with Full Circle Dance Company, and she returned after a hiatus in 2016. Her works for Full Circle include Alternate Paradigm, Daydreams, The Ceiling, Comic Interlude, and the 2020 dance film DISSONANCE. She is the recipient of the 2021 Mark Ryder Original Choreography Grant for her work The Hill, which premiered in 2022. Misty enjoys creating character-centric pieces that explore the nuances of individuals and she loves to incorporate humor in dance.

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