Joined Ballet Arizona: 2014
Training: The Harid Conservatory, San Francisco Ballet School
Other Companies: National Ballet of Canada
Mimi was born in Washington D.C. and began her training at the Kintz-Mejia Ballet School. She later attended the Harid Conservatory with Vagnova teacher Victoria Schneider, and was awarded outstanding dance student. Mimi later attended the San Francisco Ballet School under the direction of Patrick Armand. Following two years in SFBS and her completion of the two year trainee program at SFB, Mimi joined the National Ballet of Canada.
Upon joining Ballet Arizona in 2014, she danced many soloist roles including Balanchine’s Walpurgisnacht, Ib Andersen’s Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, and Bournonville’s Napoli. Her premier in a principle role was dancing Balanchine’s Rubies, followed by her premier in a full length ballet as Swanhilda in Coppelia, in 2015. Other principle roles include Balanchine’s Apollo, Walpurgisnacht, Western Symphony, Symphony in 3 Movements, Aurora in Ib Andersen’s The Sleeping Beauty, Nikiya in La Bayadere, Juliet in Ib Andersen’s Romeo and Juliet, as well as the Sugar Plum and Dew Drop in Ib Andersen’s The Nutcracker. Additional lead roles include Bournonville’s Konservatoriat, Ib Andersen’s Symphony Classique, Alejandro Cerrudo’s Second to Last, and Ib Andersen’s works for the Desert Botanical Garden, Round and Topia. Mimi was mentioned by New York Times dance critic, Alistair Macaulay, as a stand out in Ib Andersen’s Round, in 2016.