Mia DiChiaro (she/her) a Dublin-based contemporary dancer, teacher, and artivist whose ideas often circulate around participatory art and climate justice.
Originally from New York, she received her dance training at the Ailey School and developed an interdisciplinary B.A. in 'Performance and Arts Activism’ (NYU). After relocating to Ireland, she received a M.A. in ‘Contemporary Dance Performance’ (University of Limerick) and has since performed works by David Bolger, Liz Roche, Lucyna Zwolinska, Jack Webb, Ursula Robb, Paul White, Dina Abu Hamdan, and her own site-specific work.
She regularly teaches 50+ dancers at Dance House and Fatima Groups United (FGU), and has taught professional morning class at Firkin Crane (with Instant Dissidence) and Dance Limerick. Since 2020 she has been collaborating on eco-dance research with Dr. Sinéad O’Connor and Katherine Hall, supported by Dance Ireland’s HATCH Award and the Irish Arts Council’s Dance Bursary Award. As a choreographer she’s facilitating ‘Dance Til Dán’, an intergenerational project fusing dance and poetry at FGU commissioned by TikTok and the St. Patrick’s Day Festival.
Image credits: Trevor Hart & Maurice Gunning