Mia Heathcote

Mia Heathcote


Senior Soloist

Mia was born in Melbourne and trained at The Australian Ballet School

She began her ballet training at the age of 4, with Anna Veretennikova, and then Jane Moore. Mia joined The Australian Ballet School in 2010 and during her time there she received an Advanced Diploma of Dance, The Graeme Murphy Award for Excellence in contemporary dance and the Award for Excellence in classical ballet.

Mia joined Queensland Ballet as a Company Dancer in January 2014. She was a dual recipient of the Energex Rachael Walsh Artistic Award 2015.

Repertoire Highlights

  • Titania in Liam Scarlett's A Midsummer Night's Dream

  • Paulina Quinteros' Wings of Love pas de deux

  • Fairy of Grace and Fairy of Beauty in Greg Horsman's The Sleeping Beauty

  • Effie in Peter Schaufuss' La Sylphide

  • George Balanchine's Serenade

  • Sir Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo & Juliet

  • Tim Harbour's Sweedeedee for the Australian Ballet's 50th Anniversary

  • Young Clara in Graeme Murphy's Nutcracker, the story of Clara

 

Did you know?

  • Mia loves Op-shopping and searching for antiques and vintage goods

  • Mia is interested in arts, craft and design, she makes her own cards!

  • Elephants are Mia's favourite animal.

 

What inspires you to dance?

"There are countless aspects that inspire me to dance. Although, there is one cause of inspiration in particular that makes me feel something ultimately special, and that is the music. When I hear a beautiful piece of music, it has the ability to affect me in a way where I feel a complete sense of elation.  It's like the music hits a trigger inside me, which transports me to another place where I'm able to express anything it may compel me to feel.  Then, when the music is bound with movement, it is just heavenly. That, to me, is a constant source of inspiration."


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