Bebe Miller


Bebe Miller has been making dances for over twenty-five years. In order to further a process of group inquiry, she formed Bebe Miller Company in 1985. Miller explores the visceral, unruly edges of heart and psyche that inform our day-to-day progress, her interest lies in finding a physical language for the human condition. Recently her investigation has expanded to comprise a mixture of text, performance and visual presentation, most notably in the Bessie award-winning Landing/Place (2005) and Verge (2001), and Going To The Wall (1998). In 1999, she, along with choreographer Ralph Lemon and filmmaker Isaac Julien, completed the award-winning, collaborative film, Three.

Miller has worked with composers, writers/directors and filmmakers, as well as the Company dancers, currently including Kathleen Fisher, Angie Hauser, Kathleen Hermesdorf, Kristina Isabelle, Darrell Jones and Cynthia Oliver. She has created original works for a variety of companies, including Boston Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Philadanco, Phoenix Dance of Great Britain, Groupe Experimental de Danse Contemporaine in Martinique, Sbrit Dance Company in Asmara, Eritrea, and PATH Dance of Johannesburg, RSA.

Miller's work has been performed internationally in Europe, Asia and the African continent, and nationally in venues ranging from New York City's Brooklyn Academy of Music NEXT WAVE Festival to numerous colleges and universities around the country. She has been honored with four "Bessie" (New York Dance and Performance) Awards, a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, an American Choreographers Award and Artist's Fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Ohio Arts Council. She currently serves on the boards of Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project and Bearnstow, a retreat center in Maine, and is a member of the International Artists Advisory Board of the Wexner Center for the Arts. She holds an MA in Dance from The Ohio State University.
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