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MyaPROFESSION: Singer

Professional partner: Dmitry Chaplin

Bio: Mya was born in Washington, D.C. in 1978, (born Mya Marie Harrison). She is a Vegan of mixed Jamaican and Italian heritage, and she has two brothers.

She began her career as a tap dancer, having studied under Savion Glover. Mya even performed onstage with tap-dancing great Gregory Hines. She studied dance theatre in Harlem.

It was her father, Sherman, that thought she was destined to be a singer. He made a demo tape of his daughter, which ultimately landed with Interscope. This resulted in her being signed to the label at the age of 18, Her first album "Mya" soared to platinum status.

Mya has also acted in motion pictures, and not so strangely, they have had a common theme...dance. These movies would include: Chicago, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, and Shall We Dance. In Shall We Dance, she performed both a Latin and Ballroom number.


Mya's DWTS Season 9 Results

Week Dance
Len
Bruno
Carrie Ann
Total Score
Week 1 Viennese Waltz
5
8
8
21
Week 1
Cha Cha Cha Relay


10
Week 2 Jive
9 (Baz L)
9
9
27
Week 3 Rumba
7
10
10
27
Week 4 Lambada
8
10
10
28
Week 5 Argentine Tango
9
9
9
27
Week 6 Jitterbug
7
9
8
24
Week 6 Competition Mambo


9
Total Score- 33
Week 7






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Mya's Quotes From Season 9
  • "My feet are on a mission this week."
  • "Now that we set the mood, it's time to bring the magic to the dance floor."
  • During rehearsal for the Argentine Tango, "Seems like the female is dpminating the male in this one."