Catherine Miller

Director of UNCSA Summer DanceSchool of Dance
Catherine Miller

Catherine Miller is a Brooklyn based dance artist, choreographer, educator, writer and producer. She received a BFA from UNCSA. She currently holds the position of director of UNCSA Summer Dance.

As a performer, Catherine Miller has been hailed by the New York Times as “mesmerizing” and “captivating.” She has been declared “stunning” by both the Financial Times and Arts Journal; “eye-catching” by TheaterMania and “impossibly lithe” by the City Journal. She has enjoyed a varied and successful 15-year career performing and touring extensively in the companies of Mark Dendy DanceTheater, Doug Varone and Dancers, Jonah Bokaer, Shen Wei Dance Arts and Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company. She was a Principal dancer in New York City Opera’s “Orpheus.”

As a guest artist, she has performed with the Metropolitan Opera, Opera Colorado, Minnesota Opera, the Aquila Theatre Company, Fiona Marcotty Dolenga/Hidden Arena, Helen Simoneau Danse, Jody Oberfelder Dance Projects, Ze’eva Cohen & Friends, Sally Schuilling Dance and Karla Wolfangle. Her film credits include the role of “Katie” in independent feature film “Five Dances” by award-winning director, Alan Brown.

As a choreographer, she has created original works for both theater and the concert stage. Her choreography has been performed at: Jacob’s Pillow, the 92nd street Y, the Kennedy Center’s New Play Festival, American Dance Festival, Center Stage, Dance Theater Workshop, City Center, CPR, Manhattan Movement Arts Center, Orpheum Theater, Triskelion Arts, Merce Cunningham Studios, 7 Stages Theater, Koubek Theater, The Paramount, Su Teatro, Barnsdall Theatre, Flight Deck, Theater Witt, Dobama Theatre, Powerhouse Books, Actors Fund Arts Center, Context Theatre, 3rd Street Music School, New Dance Group, Take a Chance Festival, Dance Theatre Lab, Nanon Theatre and DeMille Theatre and Stevens Center at UNCSA.

She was an Associate Director of Dance at the North Carolina Governor’s School and has been a guest faculty at UNCSA. She has taught company class, mini workshops, and master classes to students of all ages and abilities from beginners to professionals. She has set the works of Mark Dendy and Doug Varone at various institutions including: ADF, 92nd Street Y, U of Maryland, Rutgers, DanceWorks, DanceCentre, Dancewave The Yard and Dance New Amsterdam. She served as Associate Artistic Director of Mark Dendy Dance Theater for three years.  

As writer and producer, she created the solo show “This Dancer’s Half Life.” She was co- founder, producer and curator of “Dance.Talk.Show!”—a variety evening of dance and interviews at the Actor’s Fund Arts Center. 

She was awarded a 2005 Brooklyn Community Access Television (BCAT) /Rotunda Gallery multi-media artist in residence. Her choreography has been awarded an “Emerging Artist Production Grant” by Propel-her, was featured in the NYC performance review “The Balancing Act” and was selected by MMDC to be presented on a Brooklyn Council of the Arts shared bill at Triskelion Arts Center.

Education

BFA DanceUniversity of North Carolina School of the Arts