Mia Hjelte

Mia Hjelte

5.0 (2)
2 years in business

About this pro

Before teaching I was a professional ballerina for 15 years, performing with the Royal Swedish Ballet for over a decade. I received my training at The Royal Swedish Ballet School. Throughout my career, I've trained with masters in the styles of Vaganova, Balanchine, Paris Opera, and The Royal Ballet. Every dancer is different and has different goals with their training. So I'm very attentive to what kind of student I have in front of me and their needs, so they can get the best training possible to achieve their goals. I cherish the discipline, concentration, and work ethic ballet teaches while also embracing kindness, humor, and modern teaching methods. 

Seeing progress in my students' is number one. And I love sharing all my knowledge that I've acquired the past 30 years in the professional ballet world. And also just spreading the joy of dance and that ballet can be so much fun! 

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Redondo Beach, CA 90278
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2 Reviews


  • Mei Sun

    My daughter loves working with Miss Mia! She's fantastic with kids and I can see how my daughter's technique and love for ballet has grown since she started working with Miss Mia. I highly recommend her as a teacher!

  • Sara

    Mia has an excellent eye for detail and creates her classes based on what your needs are. I wanted to focus on turns and I can now do a triple! She gave me specific exercises for the parts of my body I was weak and we worked a lot on coordination. Mia is awesome! Hard and fun work! She is fun!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

First I'll ask about their previous experience and goals. 

I'll ask if the student has any injuries or if they've been injured before. 

Then we decide on privates or group classes. 

After the first class, I'll know everything I need to recommend how to proceed for the student to reach their goals. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

15 years as a professional ballerina performing as a soloist in classical and contemporary ballets with The Royal Swedish Ballet, Stockholm 59North, Vienna State Ballet and Europa Danse. 

Received my dance education at The Royal Swedish Ballet School.

Artistic Director for the dance company Stockholm 59North 2015-2017

Head Ballet Teacher at Ohana Dance Studio in Redondo Beach since 2019. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Privates in person $100/h 

Privates on zoom $65/h

Group classes at Ohana Dance Studio in Redondo Beach according to their pricing. 

How did you get started teaching?

Retired from my professional career as a ballerina and wanted to give back to a new generation of dancers along with sharing my knowledge with adult recreational dancers. 

What types of students have you worked with?

Every kind! 

5 to 75-year-olds. 

Beginners to Professionals

Kids with learning disabilities, teens with anxiety disorders, adults with injuries. 

Lessons offered