Ms. Kang began her dance training at age three. After her family moved to San Antonio, Texas several years later, she continued her studies with Mayra Worthen Ballet (now Ballet San Antonio) under Julie Morton-Simpson and Mayra Worthen. She was later a student and company member at the Ballet Conservatory of South Texas, and was also a founding board member and student of Alamo Arts Ballet Theater, both under the direction of Charlton O’Neal. She received training scholarships at Ballet Conservatory and Alamo Arts, as well as at the summer programs of Ballet Austin and Oregon Ballet Theater. After a year of battling a chronic injury, she quit dancing at age fifteen. Five years later, having moved to New York City to pursue writing and social justice activism, she rediscovered her love of dance through the uniquely inspiring classes and encouragement of Alexandre Proia. Returning to dance has been an extremely challenging and transformative process, and Mia is thrilled to be a member of Dance Iquail. Ms Kia joined Dance Iquail in 2011.