In Episode One, we introduce Mia and Apolla's collaboration...but this series is about SO much more than just footwear. This first episode sets up the series and focuses on the many injury risks dancers are exposed to in their lifetime. We bring together sports science research with Mia’s extraordinary experience. This episode kicks off the discussion, bringing awareness to the dance culture that has an epidemic of injuries and what we can do to start the conversation to enact change. We are looking to redefine dancers as artists AND athletes that train their minds, bodies, and souls like the athletes they are. Throughout the series, Mia dives into what changed her mind and her stance on many of the old traditions. She shares with the next generation of dancers how to avoid common failures in hopes to help dancers everywhere enjoy a long and healthy career in dance.