Taught by Gibney Dance’s Associate Artistic Director Amy Miller, Ballet: A Somatic Practice provides an alternative to a strict classical approach to ballet. Using momentum to reconsider the specificity of ballet, the class encourages personal exploration and internal sensation and is designed to prioritize the use of a highly articulate and powerful core.

 

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  • Amy Miller

    Amy Miller has recently stepped into her new role as the associate artistic director of Gibney Dance Company.  She is a former member of Heinz Poll’s Ohio Ballet, where she had the privilege of dancing leading roles in works by José Limón, Paul Taylor, Kurt Jooss, Antony Tudor, as well as Lucinda Childs, Laura Dean, Donald Byrd and Alonzo King among many others.  She is a founding member and guest choreographer of Cleveland-based GroundWorks DanceTheater.  Miller holds a BFA in dance and is also the recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for her choreography.  In addition to numerous university residencies, her creative work has been seen at Triskelion Arts, Mark Morris Dance Center, and Scandinavia House and has been produced at Spoke the Hub, West Fest Dance Festival, the West End Theater’s Soaking WET series, and Women in Motion.  In keeping with her artistic priority of constantly developing new collaborations, such composers as the genre-defying Ryan Lott (aka Son Lux), guitarist James Marron, Oberlin College graduate Alex Christie, and Oberlin College professor Peter Swendsen have all worked with Miller on a wide range of musical scoring for dance.  An avid teacher as well, Miller has been involved in integrated educational residencies within the Cleveland Public Schools sponsored by Young Audiences, an NEA sponsored intergenerational residency at Cleveland’s Fairhill Center for Aging, as well as summer residencies at Cleveland State University and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.  Recent performance credits include David Parker and The Bang Group, Collective Body Dance Lab, and the Metropolitan Opera Ballet.