Music, Theatre, Dance Faculty & Staff

First Name
Rachel

Last Name
Miller

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Email
millerr5@gvsu.edu

Title
Dance, Part-time Faculty

Office Address
1300 Haas Center for the Performing Arts

Office Phone
616-331-3484

About

Rachel Miller (B.A., M.F.A.) is a company dancer, instructor, choreographer, and Midwest Regional Alternative Dance Festival (RAD Fest) Curator for Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers, Southwest Michigan’s premiere professional modern dance company. She is also currently on faculty at Grand Valley State University, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, and is the 2018 Dance MFA Thesis Coordinator for Hollins University. Miller attended The Ohio State University as a Dance Major, holds a BA in Creative Writing through Western Michigan University, and an MFA in Dance through Hollins University in partnership with the former Forsythe Company of Frankfurt, Germany. She has performed all over the country, and her choreographic and screendance works have been presented in Kalamazoo, Detroit, South Bend, Las Vegas, New Orleans, New York, Chicago, Fringe Festival Praha (Prague), Indianapolis, and has had a piece of choreography commissioned as a work of study for the Lincoln Center Institute for Aesthetic Education Kalamazoo Chapter. Miller is a 2005 recipient of the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation Emerging Artist Grant and a 2010 recipient of the Kalamazoo Artist Development Initiative Grant. She has also sat on the adjudication panels for the Motor City Dance on Film Festival, Screen. Dance. Now., and Screendance International.

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