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About Adam Miller

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Adam Miller, Artistic Director, was born in Providence, RI. He trained at North Carolina School of the Arts and on scholarship at George Balanchine’s School of American Ballet. He was a Principal Dancer with Pacific Northwest Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Hartford Ballet and danced with Pennsylvania Ballet. He performed as a guest artist in the United States as well as in Europe, Asia and South America. He has performed major roles in nearly all the great classic ballets, as well as works by many of the great modern choreographers, including over 20 works by George Balanchine, works by Paul Taylor, Lucinda Childs, Pilobolus, Lew Christenson, Lynne Taylor Corbett, Margo Sappington, Rudy Van Danzig, John Butler, Leonid Massine and James Kudelka, among others. 

 

He founded and directed his own professional dance company, The Adam Miller Dance Project in 2001, and is the founder of the Provincetown Dance Festival, now it its 14th  year.  Mr. Miller was an Associate in the Dance Division with IMG Artists North America. From 2008-2012, Adam toured the world as Artistic Director of the Cirque Du Soleil shows, Kooza and Saltimbanco. He was Associate Artistic Director of Dance Connecticut, Artistic Director of Eastern Connecticut Ballet, and Associate Director of the Ballet Project at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. His teaching credits include the North Carolina School of the Arts, Pacific Northwest Ballet, The Hartt School of the Performing Arts and Vassar College. He has been a frequent guest teacher both in North America and abroad, including Boston Ballet, Nashville Ballet, Lyon Opera Ballet (France), Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, Basel Ballet (Switzerland), the Veroneszh Ballet (Russia), Milwaukee Ballet and Oregon Ballet Theater.

 

As a choreographer, Adam has created over 40 works, both for his own company and for dance companies in the U.S.A. Works include full-length ballets, such as the Nutcracker, Dracula and Romeo and Juliet, as well as many shorter contemporary works.

 

He is a two-time recipient of the Artist Fellowship from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts for Artistic Excellence, and served as a panelist for the Connecticut Council for Arts and Tourism and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. Adam often serves as a lecturer on dance and dance history.

 

Adam comes from an artistic family. His mother, Dian Reynolds, was a founding member of Trinity Rep in Providence. His late brother, Sam Miller, among many endeavors in the dance world, was the Director of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, the New England Foundation of the Arts, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. His other brother, Joshua Miller, is a private businessman, as well as a Rhode Island State Senator.

 

Mr. Miller lived in Seattle for four years, where he served as the School and Outreach Director for Spectrum Dance Theater. In 2015, he received his bachelor’s degree in History from Seattle University.  Mr. Miller currently resides in Wellfleet, in his beloved Cape Cod.