Becky Mikos (Chicago, IL) received her early training from the Judith Svalander School of Ballet in the Chicagoland area. She furthered her pre-professional training at intensives hosted by River North Dance Chicago, The Washington Ballet, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and Lar Lubovitch Dance Company before going on to receive her BFA degree in Ballet and Modern dance from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX. Professionally, Becky has performed with Spectrum Dance Theater in Seattle, WA under the direction of Donald Byrd as well as with Chicago-based companies Chicago Repertory Ballet (Wade Schaaf), LEVELdance (Eddy Ocampo) and Cerqua Rivera Dance Theater (Wilfredo Rivera). In 2012, she took her dance film, Collectors to the Reykjavik International Film Festival in Iceland. Currently, Becky continues to teach and choreograph while working full time in Marketing. This is her first time choreographing the Nutcracker on the Kenosha Academy of Performing Arts.