Originally from Oakland, CA, Mika Lemoine is a Teaching Artist Mentor at Destiny Arts Center and the Artistic Director of the Destiny Junior Company, where youth ages 9-12 use their powerful voices through Theater and Street Dance to make art about what matters to them. Mika is the Co-Artistic Director of See Through Soul, an Oakland grown multi-genre dance company. In today’s climate of commercial hip hop, Mika emphasizes historical and social context when teaching and directing. She believes that creative expression is a catalyst for social change and vital to human survival.