Mia has been a fire performer for 13 years having learnt from the Godfather of Scottish Cabaret, Rufus T, who has over 25 years experience.  Mia has honed her skills in fire eating, body burning (fakir), fire fans, palm candles & fire poi.

Following on from her early days in youth theatre, in 2003 she made her way to Scotland and found the Cabaret scene in Glasgow, evolving as a performer and using her skills to take on the sass, glamour and variety of the Burlesque world there was born Mia Meow, hailed by KLM inflight magazine 2008 as "the best bum in burlesque" she sashayed her way across underground stages in Scotland perfecting her technique for movement.

Along with Burlesque Mia has also go-go danced for regular club nights in Glasgow and Edinburgh and was a finalist in the Miss Scottish Pinup 2015 competition. She was also host to regular cabaret life drawing event Dr Sketchy Glasgow!

Now with her focus on the flames she mixes her skills to create mesmerising stage acts as well as ambient walk-about characters for festivals and outdoor events. 

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Mia works regularly with other fire performers and can create bespoke choreographed performances that can capture the imagination of any event!

Check out these videos as an example: fire performances created for Lux Botanicum at the Botanic Gardens in Glasgow and the Irvine Harbour Festival of Light at the Maritime Museum, Irvine.

Amy Shipway Photography