Music, Theatre, Dance Faculty & Staff

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Dance, Adjunct Instructor


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1300 Haas Center for the Performing Arts

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Rachel Miller (she/her/hers) recently retired from performing with Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers, a professional modern/contemporary company in Kalamazoo, MI. She curates the internationally recognized Midwest Regional Alternative Dance Festival (RAD Fest), is on faculty at Grand Valley State University, is the Dance MFA Thesis Coordinator for Hollins University, and is the Co-Chair of the Dance Department at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. 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 the Midwest RAD Fest in Kalamazoo, Detroit Dance City Festival in Detroit, Big River Dance Festival in Huntington, South Bend, Las Vegas, New Orleans, New York, Fringe Festival Praha (Prague), Indianapolis, Germany, and she has had a piece of choreography commissioned as a work of study for the Lincoln Center Institute for Aesthetic Education. 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., Screendance International, the Maggie Allesee New Choreography Award, Big River Dance Festival, and she currently sits on the American Screendance curatorial panel for JOMBA! Festival in South Africa.

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