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Rhonda Miller

Clinical Associate Professor

Dyson College of Arts & Sciences

Performing Arts

Location
  • @New York City
Office Hours
New York City

Biography


Rhonda Miller (Director of BFA Commercial Dance Program) She was a founder and co-owner of L.A.'s premier dance studio, The Edge and was the leader for many years of its convention business, L.A. DanceForce. . Her work has also been seen in commercials and industrials for such Fortune 500 companies as Apple, Chrysler, Toys R Us, Warner Brothers and Exxon-Mobil. She recently choreographed MARY POPPINS, CATS and ANYTHING GOES. She holds her BFA from the University of Utah and her MPA from Oklahoma City University

Education


Master of Performing Arts , Oklahoma City University , Oklahoma City, OK , 1985
Directing/Performing Arts

Awards and Honors

  • Dance Educators of America, July 05, 2014 - Lifetime Achievement
  • New York Musical Theater Festival, October 17, 2008 - Outstanding Choreography
  • Oklahoma City University, April 1, 1998 - First Dancer/Choreographer to be inducted in Oklahoma City University Hall of Honor

Publications


Miller, R. K. (2014, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). Dance Teacher Publication: Interview for BFA Commercial Dance Program, Pace University Dance Spirit Magazine: Interview for BFA Commercial Dance Program, Pace University Back Stage Performing Arts Trade Publication: Interview on new B.A. Theater/Commercial Dance Program for Pace University October 6th, 2011 Lisa Jo Sagolla Dance Spirit Magazine: Interview promoting the B.A. Theater/Commercial Dance Program for Pace University. (September 2011 issue) Featured Interviews: Dance Teacher Publication: Spotlight on Rhonda Miller Seen and Heard at the Dance Teacher Summit. Andrea Marks Dance Magazine: Interview for BFA Commercial Dance Program, PPA Dance Agents vs. Managers 2007 Projecting the Right Image, Whether Auditioning for Stage or Screen. February 2005, Kristin Lewis Choreographing for solo dancers 2008 Dancer Magazine: Featured Article on Rhonda Miller: Induction into the Oklahoma City University Hall of Honor November, 1994 Dance Teacher Magazine: Interview: New B.A. Theater/Commercial Dance Program for Pace University (September 2011 issue) Interview: Rhonda Miller Jazz Master The Art of Being Rhonda and Dance in Higher Education featuring information on the addition of the Musical Theater Dance Program for Pace University. December 2007 Jenny Tu editor Featured article: Coping with Choreography Burn Out. February 2010 Kristin Lewis The Performer's Edge Magazine: News Brief: Rhonda Miller Inducted into the Oklahoma City University Hall Of Honor November/December Issue 1994 INSTRUCTIONAL DANCE VIDEOS: Produced by Bob Rizzo, World Renowned Jazz Master. Instructional DVD's are designed by Rhonda Miller to educate dance teachers around the world and provide classroom materials/assignments for all dance levels and age groups. Lyrical Jazz with Rhonda Miller This video is for LYRICAL JAZZ instruction and choreography. Dance teachers and studio owners all over the world purchase and study this unique & edgy dance style! Three pieces of choreography are taught for three levels of the lyrical dance student! Jazz it Up: With Rhonda Miller Learn to execute Jazz dance with style! This DVD represents several across the floor combinations and three unique and edgy pieces of choreography for different levels of dance ability! This video is issued as a dance textbook with assignments to exercise Jazz dance style and technique. Strictly Jazz: with Rhonda Miller Produced by Jazz Dance Legend Bob Rizzo. This DVD contains four different combinations for jazz class. Starting with a beginning “funky” combination, followed by an intermediate music theatre combination, a technically difficult advanced combination and ends with a “cutting edge” jazz piece of choreography. Learn great new material from one of the best jazz teachers around. Material from this DVD can be used to teach and educate students in every level of jazz dance class. Each combination is first performed straight through with music and then broken down into sections and slowly demonstrated by four young dancers. Jazz X Three! This double length DVD teaches Jazz combinations and short routines designed for class and for use in choreography. Renowned instructors Rhonda Miller, Gregg Russell and Bob Rizzo each take you through turns, jumps, kicks, floor work and more! There is dance material to learn for every type of jazz teacher. These combinations and routines are designed for the intermediate level dancer, but many of the progressions are also demonstrated for beginner and advanced. ACADEMIC CREATIVE CREDITS: CHOREOGRAPHER Kiss Me Kate Schimmel Theater, Pace University, NYC 2011 A Christmas Carol Schimmel Theater, Pace University, NYC 2010 City of Angels Schimmel Theater, Pace University, NYC 2009 All Shook Up Schimmel Theater, Pace University, NYC 2008 Wild Party SchaberleTheater, Pace University, NYC 2007 DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER. Dance Media Publications. Vol 1 (Issue 1) , pages 2. http://www.dancemedia.com

PRESENTATIONS


Miller, R. K. (2015, August 8). The Bridge. Chicago IL

Miller, R. K. (2015, July). Dancer Palooza. Long Beach, CA

Miller, R. K. (2014, December). The Bridge. Chicago, IL

Miller, R. K. (2014, July 28). Dance Teacher Summit. Dance in Higher Education. NY Hilton

Miller, R. K. (2013, July 28). Dance Teacher Summit. Dance in Higher Education. NY Hilton

Miller, R. K. (2012, July 28). Dance Teacher Summit. Dance in Higher Education. NY Hilton

ARTISTIC AND PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCES AND EXHIBITS

Chicago, The Musical
[Dance - Choreograph multiple pieces] Potsdam, New York

Sister Act
[Dance - Choreograph multiple pieces] Mainestate Music Theater/Brunswick, ME

Curtains
[Dance - Choreograph multiple pieces] The Wick,, Boca Raton, FL

Mary Poppins
[Dance - Choreograph multiple pieces] Arkansas Repertory Theatre,, Little Rock Arkansas

Cinematastic
[Dance - Choreograph multiple pieces] International Performers ,, Princess Cruise Lines, Beverly Hills, CA

Hairspray, Little Shop of Horrors
[Dance - Choreograph multiple pieces] Suny Potsdam Community Performance Series,, Potsdam, New York

Rescue Rue
[Dance - Choreograph multiple pieces] Off Broadway Production,, New York City

Cats, Anything Goes
[Dance - Choreograph multiple pieces] Suny Potsdam Community Performance Series,, Potsdam, New York

Broadway Nights
[Dance - Choreograph multiple pieces] Celebrity Cruislines performers,, Celebrity Cruislines, Miami, FL

Apple Industrial
[Dance - Choreograph multiple pieces] Los Angeles Hired Performers,, Los Angeles, CA

Something Cloudy Something Clear
[Dance - Choreograph multiple pieces] Tennessee Williams Festival ,, Provincetown, MA 2011

The Parade
[Dance - Choreograph multiple pieces] Tennessee Williams Festival ,, Provincetown, MA

Nickelodeon Upfronts
[Dance - Interdisciplinary work(s)] Performers from around the US,, New York City, NY

Chicago, The Musical
[Dance - Choreograph multiple pieces] Mainstate Music Theatre,, Brunswick, Maine

AFI Awards starring Catherine Zeta-Jones
[Dance - Choreograph piece] Hired dancers from Los Angeles,, TV LAND, Los Angeles, CA

RENT
[Dance - Choreograph multiple pieces] Skylight Theater,, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The Young and the Restless
[Dance - Choreograph multiple pieces] Television Actress ,, CBS Television, Los Angeles, CA

ALL SHOOK UP
[Dance - Choreograph multiple pieces] Maine State Music Theater,, Brunswick, Maine

General Hospital
[Dance - Choreograph multiple pieces] Emmy Award winner Kimberly McCullough,, ABC Television, Los Angeles, CA

Food Network Television Commercial
[Dance - Choreograph piece] New York City, NY

Chrysler " Do the "Buckle" Commercial
[Dance - Choreograph piece] Los Angeles, CA, NYC New York

Toys R Us
[Dance - Choreograph piece] Los Angeles, CA

1-800-ASK USPS
[Dance - Choreograph piece] Los Angeles, CA

Morton Gould's Tap Dance Concerto
[Dance - Choreograph piece] Irving Texas Symphony,, Dallas Texas

MEDIA CONTRIBUTIONS

  • Poverty Awareness Week [Other], October 6 2015
    Directed "Flash Mob" event for Pace Univ. Mayor DeBlasio, President Friedman, Kerry Kennedy, Univision present
  • Podcast Go [Internet], November 15 2009
    Co-created, wrote, individually choreographed and starred in my own podcasts to inspire and teach all different levels of a dancer to “Discover Their Greatness”. Discover Your Greatness Through Dance Reflection of a Dancer starring Broadway's Curtis Holbrook IPod Playlist Swivel Tap 5,6,7,8 AGAIN!

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers [Member] , September 01 , 1993
    Member since 1993 of the union that represents Directors and Choreographers for the entertainments industry.
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