Rhonda Miller

Rhonda Miller

Clinical Associate Professor
Sands College of Performing Arts
Performing Arts


Faculty Bio

Rhonda Miller (Director/Program Head 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

Awards and Honors

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


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

Research and Creative Works

Artistic and Professional Performances and Exhibits

Chicago, The Musical
[Dance - Choreograph multiple pieces] Potsdam, New YorkSister Act
[Dance - Choreograph multiple pieces] Mainestate Music Theater/Brunswick, MECurtains
[Dance - Choreograph multiple pieces] The Wick, Boca Raton, FLMary Poppins
[Dance - Choreograph multiple pieces] Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Little Rock ArkansasCinematastic
[Dance - Choreograph multiple pieces] International Performers, Princess Cruise Lines, Beverly Hills, CAHairspray, Little Shop of Horrors
[Dance - Choreograph multiple pieces] Suny Potsdam Community Performance Series, Potsdam, New YorkRescue Rue
[Dance - Choreograph multiple pieces] Off Broadway Production, New York CityCats, Anything Goes
[Dance - Choreograph multiple pieces] Suny Potsdam Community Performance Series, Potsdam, New YorkBroadway Nights
[Dance - Choreograph multiple pieces] Celebrity Cruislines performers, Celebrity Cruislines, Miami, FLApple Industrial
[Dance - Choreograph multiple pieces] Los Angeles Hired Performers, Los Angeles, CASomething Cloudy Something Clear
[Dance - Choreograph multiple pieces] Tennessee Williams Festival, Provincetown, MA 2011The Parade
[Dance - Choreograph multiple pieces] Tennessee Williams Festival, Provincetown, MANickelodeon Upfronts
[Dance - Interdisciplinary work(s)] Performers from around the US, New York City, NYChicago, The Musical
[Dance - Choreograph multiple pieces] Mainstate Music Theatre, Brunswick, MaineAFI Awards starring Catherine Zeta-Jones
[Dance - Choreograph piece] Hired dancers from Los Angeles, TV LAND, Los Angeles, CARENT
[Dance - Choreograph multiple pieces] Skylight Theater, Milwaukee, WisconsinThe Young and the Restless
[Dance - Choreograph multiple pieces] Television Actress, CBS Television, Los Angeles, CAALL SHOOK UP
[Dance - Choreograph multiple pieces] Maine State Music Theater, Brunswick, MaineGeneral Hospital
[Dance - Choreograph multiple pieces] Emmy Award winner Kimberly McCullough, ABC Television, Los Angeles, CAFood Network Television Commercial
[Dance - Choreograph piece] New York City, NYChrysler " Do the "Buckle" Commercial
[Dance - Choreograph piece] Los Angeles, CA, NYC New YorkToys R Us
[Dance - Choreograph piece] Los Angeles, CA1-800-ASK USPS
[Dance - Choreograph piece] Los Angeles, CAMorton Gould's Tap Dance Concerto
[Dance - Choreograph piece] Irving Texas Symphony, Dallas Texas

Courses Taught

Past Courses

DAN 102: Jazz Dance
DAN 105: Jazz for Musical Theater
DAN 105: Musical Theater Dance Styles
DAN 109: Theater Dance I
DAN 112: Dance Choreography Workshop
DAN 114: Theater Dance II
DAN 196: Tpc:Theater Dance II (Int/Adv)
DAN 205: Jazz Dance II (Intermediate)
DAN 206: Tap Dance II
DAN 211: Jazz III
DAN 300: Jazz IV
DAN 311: Jazz III
DAN 312: Choreography
PACD 102: Jazz I
PACD 107: Jazz II
PACD 116: Tap Dance 1
PACD 199: Commercial Dance Lab
PACD 227: Choreography I
PACD 309: Jazz V
PACD 325: Improvisation
PACD 344: L.A. Industry Seminar
PACD 384: Appld Perfm Lab for BFA Dancrs
PACD 396: Appld Perfm Lab for BFA Dancrs
PACD 400: Ballet VI
PACD 420: Advanced Choreography
PACD 475: Dance Seminar
PACD 496: Choreography for the Camera
PACD 496: Dance Exp in Los Angeles
PACD 496: Dance for the Camera Lab
PACD 499: Senior Project
PAGE 152: Jazz I
PAGE 155: Theater Dance I
PAGE 390: Theatre Internship
PAGE 395: Independent Study in Theater
THR 196: Performing Arts Freshman Sem
THR 225: Theatre Practicum
THR 390: Theatre Internship
UNV 101: First-Year Smnr Unvrsty Cmmnty

Professional Contributions and Service

Professional Memberships

  • Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers [Member]
  • Society of Directors, Choreographers [Full Member]