Mia Sanchez grew up in Chicago, Illinois, where she trained at Ballet Chicago under the direction of Dan Duell and Patricia Blair. She performed in Ballet Chicago’s productions of Balanchine’s Serenade as Waltz Girl as well as corps in Rubies and Who Cares? She then joined BalletMet’s trainee program under the direction of Timothy Lynch. At BalletMet Mia performed in Edwaard Liang’s Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, La Bayadere, and Paquita. She attended summer intensives at Chautauqua, Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell, Ballet Austin, BalletMet, and Saratoga Summer Dance Intensive. In 2016 Mia joined Madison Ballet under the direction of Earle W. Smith, where she performed many of his ballets such as The Nutcracker, Dracula, Cuatro, and Expressions. She also worked with many choreographers including Jacqueline Stewart, Nikki Hefko, and Jin-Wen Yu. Mia is also currently a student at The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business. This is her second season with Dayton Ballet.
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