Mickela Mallozzi

Mickela Mallozzi is a televison personality and dancer who stars in the Emmy Award winning television show Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi. She is from Stamford, Connecticut[25]


Mickela's show Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi follows her as she seeks out dance and local performances around the world. The show started as a blog called the Bare Feet blog, which documented her dance adventures around the world.[25]


Quitting the music industry entirely, she went full force back into dance, teaching jazz, tap, ballet, and lyrical at the Locust Performing Arts Center in Stamford (artistic director, Jimmy Locust) as well as The Masala Bhangra Workout® at The Ailey Extension in New York City. [25]


Before staring the Bare Feet TV show and blog, Mickela worked in the music industry, eventually landing a position with one of the top music management companies, Sanctuary Artists. Working for one of the industry’s top metal bands, Slipknot, she realized that arts were no longer in her daily life as they had once been. [25]


Mickela attended New York University for Music Composition, studying abroad for two summer semesters through the NYU Florence Program and as an AIAE Programma Ponte scholarship recipient in Rome, Italy in 2003. Studying abroad sparked a love for travel in Mickela back in 2002 that has since then influenced her career. [25]

Early Life

She is originally from Stamford, Connecticut and was raised by immigrant parents from  in LazioItaly. She began dancing when she was three years old and soon started playing the piano at age five. Her love for the arts flourished, was trained in classical and jazz piano, played violin and flute, trained at the Stamford City Ballet school and Center Stage Dance Studio, and was choreographing and performing with prestigious companies in the tri-state area once she reached high school. [25]