Mia Hollingworth (b. Melbourne 1975) is an Australian Educator and Performance Artist based on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Hollingworth has been creating, producing and performing in intimate shows in the family home since the age of four.
A dance graduate of the Victorian College of Arts in 1996, her career as a contemporary dancer for live and film work has seen her collaborate and tour with some of Melbourne’s leading experiential contemporary companies and choreographers from 1997 to 2007.
During a lengthy hiatus from practice and performance, Hollingworth became a mother and returned to studies, completing a Bachelor of Education.
Since moving to the Sunshine Coast, Hollingworth has slowly returned to her practice and has since been a grant recipient to create in Place2Play, a Sunshine Coast Council initiative, 2020; Creative Spaces Artist in Residence recipient, 2021. She collaborated with LJ Projects for the premier of Poetical Inhabitants as part of Horizon Festival, Sunshine Coast 2020/2021, and Caprichos with D.I.V.E. Theatre Collective in 2022.
Hollingworth co-facilitated a Community Development Art Project – The Creative Catalogue, supported by RADF and launched in 2022.
She is now primarily interested in exploring performance opportunities that enable a more authentic mode of expression and connection to the public.