Born in the Lake District, Iona grew up dancing at Rigney Bank Ballet School. In 2012 Iona became an Elmhurst Ballet School Junior Associate. Iona successfully auditioned for Cumbria Youth Dance company in 2016, where she started her contemporary dance training. She began Scottish Ballet Senior Associates at 14yrs old before she began her training at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Iona successfully auditioned for Scottish Ballet Youth Exchange in 2020 and worked in New York in partnership with Move NYC. In 2021 Iona also worked closely with Sophie Laplane to create a virtually choreographed dance film.
Following graduation, Iona is excited be perusing contemporary dance in Berlin at Dart Dance Company DSP.