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Patrice Miller
 
New York, NY
(516) 859 - 3326

patricemiller1@msn.com

Education:

Hunter College, New York, NY
Interdisciplinary Bachelors in Dance, English (double degree) with Cultural Anthropology studies.
 

Honors:

Golden Key Honor Society Invitation
Hunter College Scholar's Scholarship
Thomas Hunter Honors College

Training

Broadway Dance Center, Peridance Center, Hunter College – New York, NY
Ballet (Voganova, American, Cechetti): Natalia Stavro, Dorit Koppel, Catherine Greene
Jazz (VOP, Contemporary): Frank Hatchett, Richard Pierlon
Theatre (Fosse, Robbins): Amanda Turner, Diana Laurenson
Modern (Graham, Limon, Contemporary): Sebastian Sabatier-Curiel, Merle Holloman, Vicky Shick, Natalie Desch 
West African: Jacqueline Gaffney
Composition: Jana Feinman
Improvisation: Jordan Fuchs
Music: Gerald Otte, Mary White
 
Community enrichment, development -- Urban Bush Women Summer Institute -- Jawole Zollar, director

Skills:

Choreography: period pieces; work with non-dancers; work with children; Composition and score-reading skills; working knowledge of art, architecture, tech theatre ; Audition dances

Direction: above; pantomime, physical theater experience; historical research

Performance: experience in pantomime, physical theatre; understudying and last minute work

Arts education, art-as-education facilitator; Community building through the arts leadership

Recent Choreography & Appearances:

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September 11, 2006 -- Rise solo -- September Concert at the Merchant's Gate/Columbus Circle of Central Park -- New York, NY

July, 2006 -- Place Matters -- Urban Bush Women Summer Institute -- Jawole Zollar, artistic director -- Brooklyn, NY -- Read Jenniger Dunning's NY Times Article that included the performance as one of 2006's dance highlights:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/24/arts/dance/24dunn.html?_r=2&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

July, 2006 -- Installation Solos -- Mesmerize: A Midsummer's Night with Art for Progress -- Art for Progress -- Bridgehampton, NY

May, 2006 -- Open Composition Solos Performance -- Choreographer, Dancer -- Hunter College, New York, NY

November, 2005 --- Hunter College Dance Department Fall Concert --- Dancer -- Hunter College, New York, NY

March 2005 -- Cabaret -- Choreographer -- Dir. Iriz Ziber -- Brookdale Theater, New York, NY

Nov. 2004 -- NYC Marathon -- Dancer -- Renee Stakey; Dice

Sept. 2004 -- Murder By Music -- Choreographer -- Dir. Steven Ryan* , Prod. Lisa Darcy -- Dillon's, NYC (*Equity)

Recent Youth Theater Work:
 
August, 2006 -- Fiddler on the Roof -- Choreographer -- Dir. Jim Conway, Musical Dir. Allison Shapiro -- St Thomas the Apostle Youth Theater -- Hempstead, NY
 
April, 2006 -- Carousel --- Choreographer --- Dir. Jennifer Hayes --- Friends Seminary --- New York, NY
 
March, 2006 --- The Sound of Music --- Choreographer --- Dir. May White --- Sacred Heart Academy --- Hempstead, NY
 
November, 2005 --- West Side Story --- Choreographer --- Dir. Mike Bruno, Music Dir. Sally Zehnter --- Chaminade High School --- Mineola, NY
 
August, 2005 --- The Music Man --- Choreographer, Asst Director -- Dir. Allison Shapiro -- St. Thomas the Apostle Youth Theater --- Hempstead, NY
 
March, 2005 --- Oliver --- Choreographer --- Dir. Mary White --- Sacred Heart Academy --- Hempstead, NY
 
August, 2004 --- Guys & Dolls --- Choreographer --- Dir. Allison Shapiro --- St. Thomas the Apostle Youth Theater --- Hempstead, NY
 
July, 2004 --- Godspell --- Choreographer -- Dir. Mike Rogers --- St. Bernard’s Youth Community --- Levittown, NY
 

Recent Teaching:
 
Consistent work as a visiting artist to various youth theaters, high schools and community centers, see "Youth Theater Work".
 
July-August, 2005 -- Park Slope Day Camp -- Dance Specialist, Middle Camp -- Brooklyn, NY
 
June, 2005 -- Theater for Ballet Workshop -- Dance Forum, New York, NY
 
Sept.- Dec., 2004 -- Stacy’s School of Dance -- Jazz and ballet teacher --Queens, NY

Other Skills/Interests:

Willing to work with singers, non-dancers; Experience with mentally and physically handicapped children; Musician; Driver’s License; Teaching Experience

References, Videos, Extended list of work available upon request.

References Available on Request

The body is a sacred garment. - Martha Graham