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Michaela Pence is a native of Buena Vista, Virginia. Michaela grew up studying under Missy Belcher Floyd at the Shenandoah Academy of Dance. She also studied with Mr. Valery Lantratov during his winter and summer tours in the United States and at the Richmond Ballet Summer Intensive. She performed extensively for many years with the Shenandoah Ballet, her home studio company. Miss Pence has been a guest artist with the Northern Neck Youth Performing Arts Foundation in Northumberland County, Va as well as a returning guest artist with the Shenandoah Ballet. Some of her guest roles have included soloist and principal roles in The Nutcracker, Coppelia and Hungarian Rhapsody and Cinderella.

Miss Pence currently teaches several levels of ballet at the Shenandoah Academy of Dance. She is proud to be returning for her second season with Roanoke Ballet Theatre where she started as an apprentice in 2018.