About Mika Ackerstein

Mika Ackerstein is a 16-year-old dancer. She lives in Herzelia, she’s currently studying at Ironi Alef School of the Arts dance program under the direction of Dalit Haramati. She also attends Rose Kassel and Lee Arbel Ballet School under the guidance of Rose Kassel.
Mika mostly focuses on classical ballet, pointe, modern techniques and improvisation along with ballet variations and contemporary repertoire.

Mika has competed in national and international competitions such as I-believe (achieving first place in contemporary solo-2016), DWC (first place in classical ballet-2017), YAGP (top 12 in contemporary solo-2018), CND (1st place in contemporary solo-2019), Virtuoz (1st place in classical ballet-2020).

In 2018 Mika participated in the Ellison Ballet summer intensive (NYC).

While at YAGP 2018 in Barcelona, Mika got a full scholarship from Mr. David Makhatelli to D&D masterclass in Barcelona. In 2019 she got a full scholarship from Rock Ballet School in Pennsylvania, USA.

In 2019 she participated in the Royal Ballet School spring intensive in London. Later that year she participated in the American Ballet Theater summer program.

In 2019 she was chosen to perform at the Mia Arbtova Young Stars show.

In 2020 Mika received a scholarship in classical ballet from AICF.

Mika Ackerstein


Herzliya, Israel
Grant Recipient