Corps de Ballet
Mia Koshansky is originally from Long Island, New York and began dancing at the age of four. She started her ballet education under Frank Ohman at the Ohman School of Ballet and continued training under Karen Lynch of the Lynch School of Ballet until her high school graduation in 2016. There Mia had the opportunity to perform leading roles such as Sugar Plum Fairy and Dew Drop Fairy in The Nutcracker, and Queen of the Dryads in Don Quixote. She received additional training at various summer intensives with Milwaukee Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. Upon her graduation from high school, Mia studied at the University of Oklahoma School of Dance under the mentorship of Mary Margaret Holt, Michael Bearden, Karel Cruz, Jan Fugit, Boyko Dossev, Rebecca Herrin, Jeremy Lindberg, Roxanne Lyst, Clara Cravey-Stanley, Pam Bjerknes, and Ilya Kozadayev. At OU, Mia was able to perform classical and contemporary works, as well as tour with OU Dance to Cancun, Mexico for International Dance Encounter, perform in the opera The Golden Cockerel, and serve as a Crew Head for OU's Contemporary Dance Oklahoma and A Christmas Carol.
After graduating in 2020 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance-Ballet Performance and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Mia joined the Ballet Theatre of Maryland as an Apprentice. With BTM, she has performed several rewarding roles in the corps de ballet such as a Wili in Giselle and a Sylph in Les Sylphides. Mia is excited for her first season as a Corps de Ballet Artist.