Associate Artistic Director, Gibney Dance
Amy Miller is an NYC-based dancer, choreographer, educator and advocate. Interested in finding ways to foster both artistic excellence and social engagement in all of her work, Miller strives to prioritize both components in equal measure. The associate artistic director of Gibney Dance, she also focuses the development of the organization's Community Action with domestic violence shelters both locally and abroad. From facilitating movement workshops with survivors of trauma, to conducting trainings for artists interested in engaging in social action, Miller is devoted to raising awareness about intimate partner violence, as well as the role that movement and creativity have in both prevention and the recovery process. A former principal dancer with the Ohio Ballet, she was a founding member and artistic associate of Cleveland-based GroundWorks DanceTheater for over a decade. Her ongoing partnership with Oberlin Conservatory of Music professor Peter Swendsen has created numerous works for GroundWorks, as well as a recent premiere for Gibney Dance Company. In addition to numerous university residencies throughout the US, her solo work has been seen at venues throughout NYC. Miller holds a BFA in Dance and is also the recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for her choreography.