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

Intermediate Hip Hop

Dance Mission

8:00 pm - 9:15 pm

City Dance

7:00 pm - 8:15 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 love Micaya’s class! It is filled with people from all walks of life who just want to dance. The best part, Micaya accepts us all and encourages us to leave our egos at the door and dance. And, we do.”
Irene Holvik
“Learn how to do it in the club TONITE!”
Yesuah Bell
“I have taken Micaya’s classes for 5 years in a row and I look forward to them every single time. She is fun, entertaining and very talented. For as long as she is willing to teach, I will be there in her class!”
Heidi Law
“All the natural beauty in the world doesn’t replace the feeling I get from taking her class.”
Martin Mass
“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
“I love the class. I think the environment is friendly, fun, and above all sexy! Coming to class is something I look forward to, and wish I could go to more often. I’ve made a lot of friends coming to class and through the workshop. Micaya is an excellent teacher, and she knows how to break down the choreography so it’s easy enough to pick up, but challenging enough to make you work. She keeps it fun and exciting and leaves me wanting more.”
Chris Zimmerman
“For beginners and novices alike, Micaya makes you instantly feel like you’re a member of the hip-hop dance community. She breaks every step down so you can rip it up! “
Micheline Duterte Luwick
Hip-Hop Instructor and Choreographer Extraordinaire
San Francisco Examiner Magazine1999
“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
“Micaya’s class is not only crazy fun, but it will shrink your ass as it expands your soul.”
Kristin Slye


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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