Mishay Petronelli


Mishay Petronelli is an accomplished dancer, teacher and choreographer based in New York City and Los Angeles. A “compellingly dramatic and athletic”, multiform dancer (BOSTON GLOBE), Mishay has danced for a wide variety of artists including Jonte’, Janes Addiction, Kanye West, Miley Cyrus, Olivia Cipolla and Arie Dixon (O.C.A.D.), Icona Pop, Carey Nokey, Jennifer Hudson, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato and in music videos for Whitney Houston, Darwin Deez, Nikki Williams, Beyoncé and Madonna. Mishay was a founding member of Dana Foglia Dance, a featured performer in Rhapsody James’s Siren Assassins, and was a long-time performer and featured soloist in Jared Grimes’ Broadway Underground, NYC. Mishay has also worked closely with Michelle Dorrance and Dorrance Dance since its inception, performing at Jacob’s Pillow, The Kennedy Center, Danspace Project and The Apollo Theater (for the 30th Anniversary of The Bessie Awards).

Other credits include performances on Saturday Night Live, America’s Got Talent, MTV’s “Run’s House,” the Uganda Arts Outreach Dance Benefit, Creations (by Nuri Productions), Fashion Rocks, Glee, Lip Sync Battle, Kids Choice Awards, BET Awards and Assisting Dana Foglia (Choreographer/Creative Director) for Beyoncé’s “Mrs. Carter” World Tour and “On The Run World Tour” to name a few. Mishay’s work in the fashion world includes choreographing and performing in Aeropostle’s 2015 Spring and Holiday Video Campaign for Times Square as well as performances for Nike events in New York, Los Angeles, Stockholm and on Nike’s Campus in Portland, OR. Mishay has also performed for Sephora’s Fashion’s Night Out NYC, assisted Jermaine Browne on the premiere of his new dance clothing line with designer Dominic Louis, appeared in a print campaign for Converse (with Luam), was featured in a dance fashion article in Dance Spirit Magazine and ESPN Women.

A passionate teacher, Mishay has been on faculty at Broadway Dance Center, and World Dance Movement/Italy. She has taught at numerous National Conventions and choreographs for award winning studios and arts organizations throughout the country. Most recently Mishay can be seen dancing on Janet Jackson’s “Unbreakable World Tour.”