In 1986, Mia was accepted to the Juilliard School on scholarship. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance and a minor in music from the Juilliard School. During her training at Juilliard, Mia performed leading roles in famous works by such greats as George Balanchine, Anthony Tudor, Paul Taylor and Martha Graham. In her final year at Juilliard she was selected to perform the leading role in the Joffrey Ballet’s famous work, Valentine, choreographed by Gerald Arpino. Mia toured the state of New York performing this piece with the Lincoln Center Touring Program.
In 1988, Ms. Davis won the title of Miss New York and was honored with a special talent award at the 1989 Miss America Pageant. During her reign, Mia accepted the role of Goodwill Ambassador to the State of New York, which enabled her to travel the state performing and speaking regarding the arts. Upon her graduation from Juilliard, Mia was offered the position of Assistant to the Producer of the PBS Great Performances television series Dance in America. During her first year with the series they were thrilled to win an Emmy Award for the show titled “Balanchine in America.”
In 1992 Mia moved to Dallas where for the last 15 years she has taught intermediate and advanced ballet, Jazz and tap. Mia also choreographs and trains young dancers who come from out of state to work on pieces for dance competitions as well as the Miss America system. Mia was the choreographer for Miss Oklahoma, Jennifer Berry who won talent at the 2006 Miss America Pageant and was crowned Miss America 2006. Since this time Mia has choreographed for dancers from Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas, Kansas, New York, Virginia, Arkansas, New Mexico and Mississippi.
Mia and her husband, Rob, have two daughters in Middle and High School. They are involved in their church and serve on several community boards.