Mia Molinari began studying dance at the age of six, and at twelve she got her first scholarship. After working in Cuba with the Ballet National company, at the age of seventeen Molinari returned to Italy and worked in Zorba the Greek, Carmen and Aida.

In 1989 she made her television debut as the first dancer of Serata d'onore, with choreography by Franco Miseria. Numerous broadcasts follow such as Fantastico 12, Buona Domenica, Very Nice, La corrida. She was part of the dance body of the Clown D'Oro Festival, presented by Pippo Baudo, in 1992 as the first dancer paired with Francesco Costanzo, the choreographer of the festival. She also starred in Family In 2001 and Friends in 2011.