Balboa Swing, St. Louis Shag
With her incredible string of competition wins and international teaching and performing gigs, Mia excels in dances from the Jazz Age and is known as one of the best Balboa Swing dancers in the world.
Mia Halloran (Goldsmith), with her incredible string of competition wins and international teaching and performing gigs, excels in dances from the Jazz Age and is known as one of the best Balboa Swing dancers in the world.
Based in New Orleans, she is constantly inspired by the live music surrounding her. While she no doubt loves traveling the world, she’s most at home in a small neighborhood bar with a packed floor, getting down to that rhythm only New Orleans has to offer.
Her unique approach to teaching is full of energy and creativity, bringing a passionate and motivated air to the classroom. She is known for her highly impressive footwork, elegance, improvisation, and individual approach to the dance. Above all else, she is driven by her desire to create with both partner and band on the social floor.
When she’s not shuffling around, you can find her selling beautiful vintage inspired dresses in the French Quarter Trashy Diva Dress Boutique! She’s overly enthusiastic about taking photos of her two pups, Josephine Boxer and Louly Mae Hampton. She also has dreams of someday moving to a small Caribbean Island where she can listen to Calypso music daily, while sipping Hemingway Daiquiris by the sea.