Mia Thompson


Mia was born in Queensland Australia and started her dance training at the age of four with the Yvonne Brittain Dance Academy.

Mia started full time training at the Queensland Dance School of Excellence and graduated in 2009. She went on to join Queensland Ballet’s Pre-Professional year in 2010 where she performed alongside the company in many productions.

In 2011, Mia joined West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). During her time at WAAPA Mia had the opportunity of performing for the Queen of England at the 2011 Commonwealth heads of government meeting. Mia also performed in two international festivals and alongside the West Australian Ballet in her time at WAAPA.

After completing two years at WAAPA Mia accepted a job with Queensland Ballet under the directorship of Li Cunxin. Some career highlights during her time at Queensland Ballet include Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo & Juliet, Nils Christe’s Short Dialogues (performed at the International Dance Salad Festival in Houston) and George Balanchine’s Serenade.

After three years with Queensland Ballet Mia joined Scottish Ballet as an artist in 2016 and was promoted to First Artist in 2018. Some or her highlights include Crystal Pite’s Emergence, Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Le Baiser de la Fée (performed on the Royal Opera House stage) and the role of the Sugarplum in Peter Darrel’s The Nutcracker.

Mia joined Sydney Dance Company in January 2019.