Ihaiah Miller

Principal Faculty, Contemporary & Choreography

Ihaiah Miller, a native of Jacksonville Florida, trained at the Douglas Anderson School for the Arts and Jacksonville University’s Dance with Distinction program. In addition to his training in Jacksonville, Mr. Miller has attended various intensive studies at American Ballet Theatre, the Florida Ballet, Florida Dance Festival, the Nutmeg Conservatory, and the Rock School. In 2003, he graduated from the Joffrey/New School University with a BFA in Ballet and Composition Studies.

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. He has toured nationally and internationally, performing on major stages across North and South America, Africa, Australia, Asia, and Europe. He has performed many principal and leading roles in such ballets and works as Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast, Taming of the Shrew, Cinderella, La Bayadere, Le Corsaire, Raymonda, Paquita, The Little Humpbacked Horse, Flames of Paris, and Giselle, Harold Lander’s Etudes, Gerald Arpino’s Italian Suite, Glen Tetley’s The Rite of Spring, Norbert Vesak’s Belong Pas De Deux, Spring Waters, Mark Bogaerts’ Full Circle, Arthur Mitchell’s Fete Noir, Septime Webre’s Shoogie, and Peter Anastos’s Go for Barocco.

In 2005 he founded a small 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. In 2003, Ihaiah was privileged to create his ballet, Les Plaisirs Suite on the Manhattan Youth Ballet and in 2007, he choreographed the SDIII music video “1 Potato, 2 Potato, 3 Potato, Knish” for the Neoworld Productions Sketch Comedy Show.

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