Mickela Mallozzi
2018 Grand Marshal



Mickela Mallozzi is the three-time Emmy® Award-winning Host and Executive Producer of Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi, a travel series highlighting the diversity of dance which airs on public television stations nationwide, Amazon, and Dance Network.  A professional dancer and trained musician, Mickela decided to start a journey around the world, taking her camera with her to follow dance in the lives of everyday people wherever she went.  From re-discovering her family’s heritage in Southern Italy to dancing tango on the main stage in Buenos Aires, the series covers Mickela’s adventures as she experiences the world, one dance at a time.  Season 2 of the series is an official co-production with NYC Media, highlighting the dance and music traditions from ethnic neighborhoods within the five boroughs of New York City.  Mickela has been featured in The New York Times, Travel Channel, Dance Magazine, USA TODAY Travel, American Express, and AFAR Media, and she has danced on various television shows including Sesame Street and The Doctor Oz Show.  Mickela is also the Director of the Women’s Travel Fest, an annual conference whose mission is to inspire, empower, educate, and connect women through travel.

Follow Mickela at @TravelBareFeet or go to TravelBareFeet.com for more information.

‘Experiencing the world, one dance at a time!’