Mia Habib (b. 1980, Houston, Texas) is an Oslo-based dancer, performer, and choreographer working at the intersection of performance, exhibitions, publications, lectures, teaching, mentoring, and curating. Her work is described as holding a critical cultural perspective on body, identity, society, and dance. She engages in labs and research with a variety of specialists including artists, scientists, and political activists.
Habib has collaborated internationally with Jassem Hindi, Guilherme Garrido, Steinunn Ketilsdottir, Julie Nioche, Rani Nair, Brynjar Bandlien, Monica Gillette, keyon gaskin, Shantelle Courvoisier Jackson, and Tommy Noonan. She danced with Carte Blanche, The Norwegian National Company of Contemporary Dance, from 2017-2018, for whom she also made the commissioned work, Gjallarhorn (2016).
Habib has been an associated artist of Dance House Oslo, co-initiated the artist network Sweet & Tender Collaborations, and is a former member of the board of The Norwegian Opera and Ballet. She holds an M.A in Conflict Resolution and Mediation from Tel Aviv University, and a B.A. in Choreography and Dance Pedagogy from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
Habib’s work has been presented: LaMaMaMoves!, Tanz im August, Dance House Oslo, Aerowaves 2015, Black Box Theatre Oslo, BIT Teatergarasjen, Theatre Freiburg, Tanzhaus nrw Dusseldorf, Spielart Festival, Gotheborg Dance and Theatre festival, On Marche Festival Marrakech, I’TRÔTRA Festival Antananarivo, and Keðja Reykjavík.