Mia is 13 years old and is an 8th grader. She homeschools through the Home Based Partnership. She has been dancing since she was three and this is her second year in SSBYD; she is now an Apprentice 1. Mia is really excited to be a Party Boy in the Nutcracker this year, as well as a Battle Toy for the second time. When she isn’t dancing, she likes to read, go to the beach, hang out with her friends, play with her cat Molly, and to Molly’s great annoyance, take care of foster kittens.