Miyesha McGriff

R.O.A.D. Program Administrator


Miyesha McGriff is a Kansas City, Missouri native. She trained at Kansas City Ballet School where she performed in The Nutcracker, as well as Giselle, and was a Student Apprentice for the 2006-2007 season. Ms. McGriff spent her summers training at The Alvin Ailey School in NYC, where she was a scholarship student. She then graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2011 where she received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Dance. Ms. McGriff has worked with Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey as a performing artist and also as an Ailey Camp dance instructor, Dallas Black Dance Theater II of Dallas, Texas, and Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company of Kansas City, Missouri. In 2017, Ms. McGriff joined Collage Dance Collective as a company artist, based in Memphis, TN. During her 7 seasons at Collage, she was fortunate to learn and perform many works from a diverse repertoire including ballets choreographed by George Balanchine, Ulysses Dove, Nacho Duato, Christopher Huggins, and many more. During her dance career, Ms. McGriff has had many experiences in the non-profit sector, first while working at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and also at The Ailey School as a Junior Division Program Associate. She is very passionate about helping dancers in all stages of their journeys, which has also led her to work with the creator of PerfectFit Pointe inserts to help ballerinas, in particular, protect their feet. Since retiring from the stage in October of 2023, Ms. McGriff worked in Community Engagement with Collage Dance Turning Pointe, reaching dancers in Memphis communities through their schools. Ms. McGriff joined Kansas City Ballet in May 2024 as the R.O.A.D. Program Administrator.

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