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Andrea Miller (Artistic Director of Gallim Dance) Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Miller trained as a student and performer of Doris Humphrey’s works and solos, under the direction of Ernestine Stodelle and Gail Corbin. She went on to attend the Juilliard School where she received her BFA in Dance in 2004. After graduation, Miller left for Israel to join Ohad Naharin’s Batsheva Ensemble, where she originated roles in Naharin’s George & Zalman and resident choreographer Sharon Eyal’s Part II. In 2007, Miller returned to New York City and established Gallim Dance. Miller is also a founding collaborator of the Movement Invention Program (MIP), with Jill Johnson and Alexandra Wells; MIP, now in its fourth year, is dedicated to teaching improvisation. Miller is also resident choreographer at Dancewave, a pre-professional dance program based in Brooklyn, and she teaches master classes, workshops, and sets work on many conservatories and universities across the world.
Caroline Fermin (Dancer) attended the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts throughout her youth and later The Juilliard School (BFA). In 2007, she joined James Sewell Ballet in Minneapolis. She has received grants and awards for her work, and she created a highly needed project to bring young artists to work in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Caroline is spear-heading Gallim’s outreach program.
austin_tyson Austin Tyson (Dancer) hails from Portland, Oregon. He received his dance training from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance. Whilst at NYU, Austin was given the tremendous opportunity to perform the work of Aszure Barton, Kate Weare, and Seán Curran. Post University, Austin has had the pleasure of performing with Company XIV and MADboots Dance Co. Austin fell in love with yoga while at NYU. A renewed mindfulness towards alignment and breath became a source of guidance through the rigors of a dance career and the many facets of city living. Austin has since become a certified teacher through the Mind Body Dancer® 200 Teacher Training with TaraMarie Perri.
dan joyce head shot Dan Walczak (Dancer) is originally from Buffalo, New York where he began dancing at the age of 7. After receiving his BFA in Dance from SUNY Brockport in 2007, he began dancing with Coriolis Dance Inc. as well as Keith A. Thompson’s Dance Tacticts Performance Group. Joining Gallim Dance in 2008, Daniel has since toured internationally, staged Andrea Miller’s work, and taught for the company at residencies and workshops.