Mia Polinelli commenced her dance training at the age of 2 under the direction of her mother Leticia Webb at the En Pointe Dance Centre Caloundra, before moving to Canada at the age of 15. Mia continued her full-time dance training and academic studies at The School of Alberta Ballet in Calgary for 2 years, before moving back to Australia in 2019. Mia was awarded ‘Student of Year’ each year she attended the school, for her outstanding dedication and excellence towards her academic and dance studies.
Mia’s dance experience has included summer intensives and overseas training at the following world-renowned schools and theatres.
The Australian Ballet School
The Queensland Ballet Company
Elmhurst Ballet School - Birmingham UK
Houston Ballet Academy - USA
The School of Alberta Ballet, Calgary - Canada
London – Masterclasses at the The Royal Ballet Company studios with Company Principals and Soloists, (Dance Tours International)
Japan - Tokyo and Hiroshima, International Ballet Academy
New York – USA - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Broadway Dance Centre, Joffrey Ballet School, Steps on Broadway, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Peridance Capezio Centre
Canada - Vancouver Goh Ballet Academy
Awards and Qualifications
- Awarded Advanced 2, Royal Academy of Dance (ARAD) Distinction 2019
- Awarded Advanced 1, Cecchetti (Canada) Honours 2019
- Winner Full Scholarship (1 of 3 offered worldwide) Awarded by the RAD to attend the
- Margot Fonteyn International Ballet Competition, London 2020
- Winner Sunshine Coast Eisteddfod Senior Bursary 2020
Mia is thrilled to be a founding member the DANCELAB Dance Company, and is excited to have the opportunity to be a local dancer sharing her love of performing in her own hometown.
In 2021 Mia will continue her training in Sydney as she has successfully auditioned for her pre professional year with Sydney Dance Company.