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Here Comes Misha Hamilton

Submitted by on 19 Nov 2006 – 12:31 AM Comments

It may get cold in Misha Hamilton’s hometown of Larkspur, Colorado, but the nineteen-year-old dancer is nothing if not hot. He’s young, accomplished, and in demand. Growing up dancing around in his underwear and having a ballet teacher for a mom, it is clear that Misha was destined to dance. He made his mark with his first big gig at age sixteen. Today, with a resume that reads like a who’s who of dance and a promising future ahead, Misha Hamilton is unstoppable.

Even at his young age, Misha has ouched many aspects of the dance realm with twelve years of xtensive training under his belt in ballet, jazz, hip-hop and even karate. Misha has worked on commercials, music videos, movies, and tours. He has danced for new artists as well as established names like Aaron Carter, Omarion, and, most recently, Janet Jackson. Misha feels he has found his calling and says he could do this for the rest of his life. “I want to dance for as many artists as I can,” he says. “I love backup dancing. I’m hooked on it!”

Still, it seems like all this success hasn’t gone to his head. He is quick to acknowledge his mentors, Marty Kudelka and Ed Moore, and says his biggest inspiration is his roommate and fellow dancer Blake McGrath. Misha is also hopeful and realistic about his future. He has a great desire to make a name for himself as a choreographer but knows it will take a lot of work to get there. “Choreography has recently become a hobby,” Misha says. “I want to turn it into something I’m good at.” And with his fierce determination, who wouldn’t believe it?

Text by Laura Di Orio – Picture Michael Higgins