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Principal Faculty, Contemporary and Choreography

Ihaiah Miller

Ihaiah Miller is a native of Jacksonville, Florida where they trained at the Douglas Anderson School for the Arts and Jacksonville University’s Dance with Distinction program. In 2003, they graduated from the Joffrey Ballet/New School University with a BFA in Ballet and Composition Studies and in 2016, was a “Reaching for the Stars” fellowship recipient at Arizona State University were they were pursing their Masters of Fine Arts in Theatre, Performing Arts Management and Entrepreneurship.

As a professional dancer, Mr. Miller has performed with the Eugene Ballet, Ballet Idaho, the Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble, Costal Arts Project, the Florida Ballet, and Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo in soloist and principal roles. They have toured nationally and internationally, performing on major stages across North and South America, Africa, Australia, Asia, and Europe.

In 2005 they founded a dance company, Diesel Dance, which later became Diesel | Fusion Dance Theatre (DFDT), and was based both in New York City and Jacksonville, Florida. Through DFDT, Ihaiah’s choreography has been showcased throughout Florida and New York, and has been performed at many festivals, benefits, and concerts. Ihaiah is happy to be a member of the Cincinnati Ballet’s Otto M. Budig Academy and looks forward to sharing their knowledge and passion for dance with the community.