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Mia Heathcote


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Mia Heathcote

Mia was born in Melbourne in 1995. She began her ballet training with Anna Veretenikova and later, Jane Moore. She was accepted into The Australian Ballet School in 2010 where she trained for four years before taking a professional contract with Queensland Ballet in January 2014 as member of the corps de ballet. Mia has performed and toured nationally and internationally, dancing in many leading roles by acclaimed choreographers over the past 10 years with Queensland Ballet. She achieved the rank of Principal Artist in 2022 after her performance in the title role of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon. Mia returned to Melbourne to join The Australian Ballet in January 2024 as a soloist.

Repertoire Highlights

  • Giselle in Ai-gul Gaisina’s Giselle
  • Manon in Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon
  • Juliet in Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet
  • Titania in Liam Scarlett’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Princess Aurora in Greg Horsman’s The Sleeping Beauty
  • The Sugar Plum Fairy and Snow Queen in Ben Stevenson’s The Nutcracker
  • Odette in Ben Stevenson’s Swan Lake
  • Syb in the world premiere of Cathy Marston’s My Brilliant Career
  • Ben Stevenson's Three Preludes
  • Cinderella in Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella
  • Bethena Rag-Waltz Couple in Kenneth MacMillan’s Elite Syncopations
  • Gamzatti in Greg Horsman’s La Bayadère
  • Waltz Couple in George Balanchine’s Serenade
  • The Princess in Liam Scarlett’s The Firebird
  • Cecile Volanges and Madame de Tourvel in Liam Scarlett’s Dangerous Liaisons
  • Lise in Marc Ribaud’s La Fille mal Gardée
  • Tie girl in Christopher Bruce’s Ghost Dances

Guest Appearances

  • Guest performer in the first edition of Ballet International Gala (BIG) 2022 and BIG IV 2023.
    Repertoire performed - Romeo and Juliet balcony pas de deux (MacMillan)
  • The Australian Ballet, Dance X, 2022
  • Sydney City Youth Ballet 2017, Nutcracker Grand Pas de Deux
  • 2018 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony (New pas de deux creation by Liam Scarlett)

Professional Accolades

  • 2015 recipient of the Rachael Walsh Artistic Award, presented by Rachael Walsh and Queensland Ballet
  • 2016 recipient of the Khitercs Hirai International travel scholarship, presented by Li Cunxin, Khitercs Hirai and Queensland Ballet

You may not know

Mia loves to write, and hand make personalised cards with her ever growing collection of recycled paper and textiles.