Mensen > Choreographers > Andrea Miller
As Artistic Director and choreographer of Gallim Dance, Andrea Miller has in five years developed an internationally acclaimed company hailed by the New York Times as “excellent [and] inventive” and by the New York Press for its “delicious strangeness, fierce aggression, and raw beauty.”
Born in 1982 in Salt Lake City, Utah, Miller is a graduate of the Juilliard School where she received her BFA in Dance. Upon graduating, Miller joined Ohad Naharin’s Ensemble Batsheva in Israel where she originated roles in Naharin’s George & Zalman and resident choreographer Sharon Eyal’s Part II. Prior to attending Juilliard, Miller was a student and performer of Doris Humphrey’s works and solos under the direction of Ernestine Stodelle and Gail Corbin.
In 2007, Miller returned from Israel to New York City and established Gallim Dance. With their home in Brooklyn, Miller and her 7 dancers create and perform new works throughout the US, Europe, Russia and Canada. In April 2011, Miller was featured on the cover of Dance Magazine as a wild child of movement invention. Miller has been awarded the 2009 Princess Grace Foundation Fellowship in Choreography, 2010 Princess Grace Foundation Works in Progress Award, Youth America Grand Prix Award for Emerging Choreographers, and the Mariam McGlone Choreographers Award from Wesleyan University. Miller is a 2012 recipient of the Joyce Theater Residency Program and a New York City Center Choreography Fellow for 2011-2012. Miller's company has been featured in unconventional places including Grand Central Station, NYC and was recently honored for movement innovation at a TEDx conference
Miller’s highly sought-after works have been commissioned throughout the world. Her most recent commissions include, FOLD HERE, a new work commissioned for Gallim Dance to be presented in 2013, Ballet Bern presented at the Royal Opera House in London, Phantom Limb presented at BAM Next Wave. From 2009 to 2011, Miller served as associate choreographer of Noord Nederlandse Dans, creating two new works for the company.
Miller’s strong commitment to education includes founding collaborator of The Movement Invention Program, dedicated to research in improvisation, with Jill Johnson and Alexandra Wells. She is also resident choreographer at Dancewave, a pre-professional dance program based in Brooklyn. Miller teaches master classes, workshops, and sets work on many conservatories and universities across the world.