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Rachel Miller

Rachel Miller (B.A., M.F.A.) is a company dancer, instructor, choreographer, and RAD Fest Curator for Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers. She is currently on faculty at Grand Valley State University, is the Co-Director for the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Dance Department, 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. Her choreographic research concerns the politics of body and space as well as gender and power. Her works range from thematic dance works to dance theater works to screendance works to interdisciplinary collaborations with other artists. She has performed all over the country, and her independent 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.