Miko Fogarty was born in London, England in 1997 and moved to the U.S. when she was 2 years old. She currently trains with Tatiana Pali, Alexei Moskalenko, Alyona Yakovleva – Randall at the Indiana Ballet Conservatory.
In the summers of 2008, 2009 and 2010, Miko trained at the Royal Ballet School’s International Summer Program in London and was selected to dance solos in the final performances and received the Commendation Award each year.
In 2009 and 2011, Miko won the Gold Medal at the World Ballet Competition in Florida. In 2010, she won the Bronze Medal at the New York Finals of the Youth America Grand Prix.
In 2011, Miko was invited to perform on the “YAGP’s 2011 Ballet Grand Prix Tour” and danced with accomplished artists: Igor Kolb, Elisa Carrillo Cabrera, Mikhail Kaniskin, and Oksana Skorik.
Miko was featured in the ballet documentary “First Position”, which won multiple prizes at film festivals. The documentary follows 6 dancers as they prepare for YAGP and opened on more than 100 screens in the US & Canada and was in the theaters in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and then England, Germany and other countries in Europe.
Miko was also listed as one of “The Most Influential People of 2011” in the Dance Spirit Magazine. In the summer of 2012, Miko was selected to participate in Varna International Ballet Competition in Bulgaria and was awarded the distinction diploma, and won the Bronze Medal.
Miko participated in the 41st Prix de Lausanne in January 2013 and received the Best Swiss Dancer Prize as well as full year scholarships from 5 European ballet schools as well as 2 schools from the US. In June 2013, Miko won the 1st place and received the Gold Medal from 2013 Moscow International Ballet Competition.