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About Us

Mia's Elite School of Dance is owned and directed by Mia Cottingham. Mia's Elite opened in 2000 and has provided hundreds of students, from the entire Kansas City area exceptional and unique dance opportunities.

Ms. Mia and her award winning staff offer classes for all ages and types of dancers (beginning-advanced) and typically begins enrolling students at age 2 and 3, extending through all ages to anyone who is still young at heart.

Mia's Elite School of dance specializes in

  • tap

  • jazz

  • ballet

  • pointe

  • lyrical

  • contemporary

  • hip hop

  • tumbling

  • jazz funk

  • musical theatre

  • pom

Mia Cottingham

started dancing at age 10 and continued dancing through high school, winning numerous awards at competitions. She graduated from Longview Community College with an associates degree in Liberal Arts. Her vision was to start a competitive dance studio that gave and taught students: structure, dedication, passion, and work ethic.

Mia's Elite opened it's doors in 2000. Mia has turned her studio into a large award winning studio due to her passion and hard work. She loves working with kids of all ages and has also been a substitute teacher for the Belton School District. On top of that Mia has worked with various high school dance teams including: Belton, Harrisonville, and Ray-Pec. She has choreographed several high school musicals for Harrisonville High School in which they have won many prestigious "Cappie" awards.

Ms. Mia is well known for her enthusiasm and teaching techniques. Not only is she in high demand as a choreographer but also a competition judge. She travels and judges for various competitions including Showbiz and PrimeTime. Her students have won numerous awards, overall top rankings, and titles on both Regional and National levels. Ms. Mia has been recognized for her amazing choreography, winning multiply choreography awards. Her main goal is to challenge her students and share the love of the arts with them.

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