While teaching as an adjunct professor at Barnard College in the spring, Andrea Miller was selected to set a new work, Fall, Recover, Recover on the students in a prestigious commission, previously held by Jodi Melnick and Faye Driscoll. In a collaborative process, Miller created a three-part study on the concept of fall and recovery, a movement theory pioneered by choreographer Doris Humphrey (1895-1958). Miller deconstructed and honored this harmonious play with gravity and the momentum of the body’s weight, creating a homage to the fall as well as the eternal human need to recover one more time. Her work shared the stage with works by Twyla Tharp and Martha Graham.
Andrea Miller was chosen as Blodgett Distinguished Artist-in-Residence, co-sponsored by Harvard University’s Department of Music. Miller taught master classes and created Newton’s Cradle for the Harvard Spring Program.
Miller recently created the intimate work, IN MEDIAS RES (2012), commissioned by Nederlands Dans Theater 2 and performed throughout Holland.
Commissioned by Drew Jacoby, Dance Magazine’s 2006 “It Girl” and recipient of the 2005 Princess Grace Award, Andrea Miller created the solo Bloom, which premiered at City Center’s Fall for Dance.
Bruce (excerpt of Wonderland) was created by Andrea Miller to benefit Dancers Responding to AIDS with generous support provided by Choreographic Sponsors Mr. Patrick Mahanger and Dr. Kevin Baumlin. Featuring Gallim dancers Bret Easterling, Dan Walczak, Jonathan Windham, and Francesca Romo, Bruce premiered at the 16th annual Fire Island Dance Festival, a weekend long program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Funds raised were distributed through Broadway Cares to AIDS and family-service organizations nationwide and to the essential social service programs of The Actors Fund.
In Miller’s second commission with Bern: Ballett, Miller created FOR PLAY (2012). The work premiered in Bern, Switzerland with additional performances at the Steps Dance festival in Zurich.
Northwest Dance Project commissioned Andrea Miller to create a new work on this newly founded company directed by Sarah Slipper. Lewis Park premiered in October 2009.
Andrea Miller, as the recipient of a Princess Grace Choreographic Fellowship, was commissioned to create a new piece for Ballet Hispanico. Naci (which means “I was born.”) premiered at The Joyce Theater in December, 2009.
As Associate Choreographer with Noord Nederlandse Dans (2009-11), Andrea Miller traveled to Groningen, Holland, to create a new work on the company. Mouth Music premiered in February 2010.
This piece choreographed by Andrea Miller for the 10th Anniversary of Beyond the Machine, featured live composition by Jakub Ciupinski and Cristina Spinei. Using loops of music and choreographed material, dancers and musicians were connected via bluetooth technology to perform the piece.
The creation of Synched is possible in part through the support of The O’Donnell Green Music and Dance Foundation. This work was commissioned by the American Music Center Live Music for Dance Program.
A collaboration featuring work of theatrical artists Phantom Limb, music of band Skeleton Key, and choreography of Andrea Miller premiered in November 2011 at BAM Harvey Theater. As projections mingle with the minimalist score by Kronos Quartet, a vision of the Antarctic future unfolds in this tale of survival at the end of the earth.
Ballet Bern commissioned Andrea Miller to create a new work for them in Spring, 2010. Howl premiered April 24, 2010 in Switzerland.