About Okwae A. Miller & Artists

 

Okwae A. Miller & Artists strives to produce research-based interdisciplinary work rooted in personal identity, history and the universal human experience. Representing diverse background in performing arts and social sciences, our work intersects collaboration of mediums, technology and research to create public art. Through social anthropology our choreographic approach encourages an introspective journey to increase understanding of self within the social spectrum. Highly graphic and expressively pure, Miller's regard to identity politics and creative environments are informative through the texture of movement, creative process and the use of collaborative effort.

Okwae A. Miller

Okwae A. Miller is an Atlanta-based professional dancer, emerging choreographer, and founder of Okwae A. Miller & Artists. Okwae strives to produce research-based interdisciplinary work rooted in personal identity, history and the universal human experience. Representing diverse background in performing arts and social sciences, his work intersects collaboration of mediums, technology and research to create public art. The work encourages an introspective journey to increase understanding of self within the social spectrum. Highly graphic and expressively pure, Miller's regard to identity politics and creative environments are informative through the texture of movement, creative process and the use of collaborative effort. 

Representing a diverse movement background he has trained in Classical Ballet, Cunningham, Humphrey, Limon, Horton, Graham and Afro-Cuban techniques. Mr. Miller began his training under the direction of Marian Turner-Hopkins at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 2011. He has also studied at the Duke University Dance Program under the direction of Andrea Woods-Valdes, the American Dance Festival School and The Ailey School. In 2014, Miller was the Fellow Artist at Spelman College and in 2015 he was awarded a residency at the WORKROOM sponsored by The Lucky Penny.

Okwae A. Miller's choreography has been featured in several festivals and events along the eastern coast, including All Out Arts Fresh Fruit Festival, Triangle Dance Festival for AIDS, Spelman College and the 2016 Southeastern ACDA Conference at Emory University. Most recently, he premiered his research based work CARVEDimages:all of the women. in me. are tired.  at the 22nd & 24th Annual MAD Festival. Miller established in own performance company Okwae A. Miller & Artists in August 2016