Mia DiChiaro (she/her) is a contemporary dancer and artivist whose ideas often circulate around joyful embodiment, climate justice, and participatory art. In 2020, she began developing embodied environmental research with support by Dance Ireland’s 2020 Emerging Artist HATCH Award alongside fellow eco-mobilizer Dr. Sinead O’Connor.
Originally from New York, she holds an interdisciplinary B.A. in 'Performance and Arts Activism’ from New York University. After relocating to Ireland in 2016, she danced with DYDC and received a First-class Honours M.A. in ‘Contemporary Dance Performance’ from University of Limerick (2019) under the direction of Dr. Jenny Roche. She has performed choreography by Liz Roche, Jack Webb, Ursula Robb, Paul White, Dina Abu Hamdan, Theo Clinkard, Marie L’Enfant, and her own choreography.
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Her passion for making dance accessible has led to exciting opportunities across the nonprofit sector and an interest in working with non-professional dancers. Previously she apprenticed at the New Victory Theatre/New 42nd Street for young audiences and currently she is training with Mark Morris Dance Group to be a Dance for PD (Parkinsons) teacher. She continues to serve as Company Administrator with General Mischief Dance Theatre (since 2015).
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