A native of Seattle, WA, Mika is excited to move to Fort Collins where she will begin teaching preschool to children with and without disabilities at Bauder Elementary. She recently graduated from Gonzaga University where she was a member of the Gonzaga Dance Team for three years. Mika began dancing when she was eight, studying ballet and pointe. Later on, she added modern and jazz to her repertoire and continued with ballet and jazz at Gonzaga. When Mika is not teaching, she loves to bake, travel, and do arts and crafts. She is excited to join SWDC and begin teaching in Fort Collins!