Andrea Miller is the founder, artistic director, and choreographer of New York-based company Gallim Dance. Through a plural body of work that explores the relationships of movement with other forms of expression including theater, visual arts, music, and politics, Miller has developed a recognizable artistic language of extreme physicality and unprejudiced emotionality. In 2014, Miller received the honor of being named a Guggenheim Fellow by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, for demonstrating exceptional creative ability. New York Magazine writes, “Her viscerally physical movement wrings every inch of life from her dancers — and you’ll be holding your breath, too.”
Miller is the recipient of multiple awards and honors, including Sadler’s Wells Jerwood Fellowships (2012 and 2013), Princess Grace Foundation Special Projects Awards (2012 and 2013), New York City Center Choreography Fellowship (2011-2012), Joyce Theater Artist in Residence (2011-2012), Youth America Grand Prix Award for Emerging Choreographers (2011), Wesleyan University’s Mariam McGlone Emerging Choreographer Award (2011), Princess Grace Foundation Works in Progress Award (2010), Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch (2009), and Princess Grace Foundation Fellowship in Choreography (2009).
Miller’s choreography for Gallim Dance has been commissioned and performed nationally and internationally, including by Peak Performances at Montclair State University (NJ), and Dancers’ Workshop — Jackson Hole. Gallim has performed worldwide in premier venues including Guggenheim Works & Process, New York City Center, the Joyce Theater, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, the TANZ Bremen Festival in Germany, Madrid en Danza in Spain, and the Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris. Commissioned works for Miller include In Medias Res (2012) for the Nederlands Dans Theater 2; Howl (2010) presented at the Royal Opera House of London by Ballet Bern; For Play (2012) for Ballet Bern; and choreography for Phantom Limb’s production 69° South for BAM’s Next Wave (2011). Two of her most critically acclaimed pieces, Blush (2009) and Wonderland (2010) were presented in 2013 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Théâtre National de Chaillot, respectively. Her commercial and art direction work includes an installation for Hermès, Paris, movement work for VOGUE Diaries, choreography for the film The Life and Death of Mick Rock with original music by The Flaming Lips, and an installation for Faberge. Miller has also served as Associate Artistic Director of Noord Nederlands Dans from 2010-2011.
Miller is devoted to dance education for dancers and non-dancers and has developed programs for Gallim Dance’s home studio in Brooklyn, as well as commissions for academic institutions such as Harvard University, the Juilliard School, Barnard College at Columbia University, New York University, University of Utah, Montclair State University, The University of Michigan, Mount Holyoke, and Wesleyan University. She is a founding collaborator of Movement Invention Project and resident choreographer at Dancewave.