About Micaya

Micaya is a dance instructor, choreographer and producer extraordinaire.


Micaya is a dance instructor, choreographer and producer extraordinaire. Formally trained in many diverse dance forms, she incorporates a wide range of diversity in her choreography and teaching styles.

Micaya’s classes are LOVED by many students of all ages and backgrounds due to her exceptional teaching skills and the non-intimidating atmosphere she creates in her classes. In 2012, she was awarded "Best Dance Teacher" by the the SF Bay Guardian Readers Poll.

In 1993, Micaya began producing high energy, grassroots, sold-out hip-hop dance shows in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District. Those shows led up to the creation of the First Annual San Francisco Hip Hop DanceFest in 1999 at Theatre Artaud. Now in its 20th year and presented at the historic Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, the critically acclaimed San Francisco International Hip Hop DanceFest has grown to be THE event that has put San Francisco on the map for presenting hip hop dance.

Acknowledged as the FIRST festival dedicated specifically to hip hop dance, the Internationally recognized, award winning SF International Hip Hop DanceFest is a groundbreaking event, hosting companies from all over the globe.

Micaya is also the founder, director and choreographer of SoulForce Dance Company. Micaya’s choreography and SoulForce dancers have been in music videos, commercials, touring productions, festivals, corporate events and more.

Micaya also produces “Mission in the Mix” every June. Mission in the Mix is a multidisciplinary show that features SoulForce and up and coming local talent and students.

Short Documentary Featuring Micaya by Kevin Morrison

This is a short documentary created by Micaya's student Kevin Morrison about his experience taking her annual performance workshop.


All Micaya’s classes are drop-in basis and everyone is welcome to come by anytime.

Beginning Hip Hop

City Dance

6:45 pm - 8:00 pm

Dance Mission

6:00 pm - 7:15 pm


12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Hips, Lips & Dips

Diverse style dance class for sexy girls and boys- Heels strongly encouraged

City Dance

7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Intermediate Hip Hop

Dance Mission

8:00 pm - 9:15 pm


8:00 pm - 9:15 pm


Micaya’s classes are LOVED by many students of all ages and backgrounds due to her exceptional teaching skills and the non-intimidating atmosphere she creates in her classes.
“I’ve been taking Micaya’s class on and off now for about 3 years. I love Micaya’s class, because of the diverse amount of people in her class. She has company members, first timers and committed regulars who work it out in every class. She breaks down her routines in a fun, but no nonsense kind of way. She wants people in her class to have a good time, but also expects them to work hard to achieve her choreography’s potential. Micaya also keeps her students on their toes by mixing a v…
Elena Ruggiero
“What I love about Micaya in not only does she have the hottest hip hop action going on, but the manner in which she teaches is a fun, witty, sexy, yet concise way that gets people to really open up and move their bodies to the beat. She is a super awesome choreographer and teacher!! “
Heidi Segedin
“Micaya’s class goes from 0 to 60 in 3.5 and it never stops- enough booty bouncing and gyrating to give an earthquake a run for its money”
Sammy Go
“People go to her class in part for the hip hop but in part for Micaya herself.”
Miko Laube
“Micaya’s class is not only crazy fun, but it will shrink your ass as it expands your soul.”
Kristin Slye
“My son has been in Micaya’s class since he was 5 years old–it was his very first dance experience and has stayed with Micaya for 4 straight years now! Every Wednesday morning, Casey wakes up and is eager for the afternoon to be able to dance with Micaya. Her class has given him a sense of pride and opened his world to the love of dancing which has been AMAZING for his self esteem, strength, creativity and also improved his skills in his other sports. We are very grateful and appreciative …
Claudine Murray(8 yr. old Casey’s mom)
“Micaya’s class is like no other! It’s just the right mix of chill, fun, and sexiness. If you haven’t been, you need to go…..NOW. It’s good times and great teaching.”
Natalie (Nae-Nae) Karet
“Better than sex…..well almost”
Yesuah Bell
“Even in a class of a hundred, Micaya has a way of teaching that makes you feel like she’s talking directly to you. Every person feels included and important and no one gets left behind.”
Miko Laube
“Micaya’s class is fun, high energy, comfortable, and never boring!”
Justine Gordon


Hips Lips and Dips Class Starting in September

YAAASSS its TRUE! Starting in September, I will be teaching Hips Lips and Dips, A dance class for sexy girls and boys (heels strongly encouraged)

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