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, Rubies, and Who Cares? She then joined BalletMet’s trainee program under the direction of Timothy Lynch. At BalletMet Mia performed in The Nutcracker, La Bayadere, Paquita, and Edward Liang’s Sleeping Beauty. In 2016 Mia joined Madison Ballet under the direction of W. Earle Smith, where she performed many of his ballets such as The Nutcracker, Dracula, Cuatro, and Expressions. She also worked with choreographers including Jacqueline Stewart, Nikki Hefko, and Jin-Wen Yu.
In 2018 Mia joined Dayton Ballet and has performed highlighted roles in multiple ballets choreographed by director Karen Russo Burke including The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Still Water is No Drink and Cinderella. She has also enjoyed performing in Septime Webre’s Carmen, Gerald Arpino’s Trinity, Stephen Mills’ Red Roses, and Penny Saunders’ Berceuse. Mia is currently a student at The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business specializing in Accounting. She is excited for her fourth season with Dayton Ballet.