Ballet, Contemporary, Sparkle Dance, Conditioning, Stretch, & Certified, & Licensed PBTUS Instructor
Ms. Mia began her dance training around the West Michigan area at the age of five with the Academy of Dance Arts under the Cecchetti instruction of Debra Burr and at North Ballet Theatre under the Vaganova instruction of Olga Smirnov. At the age of 12, she continued her classical ballet training with Turning Pointe School of Dance under the instruction of Rick and Lara Faucher and Hearts In Step Dance Academy under the instruction of Tassia Johnson and Hannah Sullivan, before coming to Colorado Springs to audition for and join Ballet Emmanuel. Mia had additional training with Ballet Magnificat! (Kathy Thibodeaux), Grand Rapids Ballet Company (Patricia Barker), and The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago (Ashley Wheater). While with Ballet Emmanuel, she performed, toured, and taught master classes and workshops all over the United States. Mia has directed several ballet productions, choreographed, and taught throughout Colorado Springs. In 2016, Mia received her certification in Level One Dance Injury & Prevention by Perfect Form Physiotherapy (Lisa Howell). Currently Mia is working alongside Ballet Society faculty and staff as Studio Manager and ballet instructor and is looking forward to many years with CBS! She is also a certified and licensed Progressing Ballet Technique Instructor.