Miya Shaffer is a Toronto-based dancer, performer and writer. She began training in ballet and modern dance with the Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre (CCDT) before joining the company from 2008-2012. Miya holds a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University where she studied English Literature and World Cinema Studies. At McGill, Miya became the artistic director of Inertia Modern Dance Collective, a student-run group of contemporary dancers working to connect student performers with the larger Montréal dance community.
Miya was an intern with The Dance Current from June 2016 to August 2017.