Amanda Miller

Amanda Miller | Photo © Bettina Stöß

Humorous, largely abstract, highly musical and deeply rooted in philosophy: a tricky, playful postmodern vocabulary characterises the work of choreographer Amanda Miller, who was born in 1986 from William Forsythe’s Frankfurt company.

Born in 1962 in Chapel Hill, USA, she studied classical and modern dance in her home region at the North Carolina School of Arts and later in New York. She then danced in companies such as the Chicago Lyrical Ballet. In 1980 she came to Germany for an engagement at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. In 1984 she moved to Frankfurt, where she became choreographer in residence after only two years. In 1992 she founded her company “Pretty Ugly”.

She worked freelance until she and her company entered into a cooperation agreement with the Staatstheater Freiburg in 1997 – a cooperation that was considered a model for new directions in dance production in Germany at the time.

With works such as “Four for Nothing”, Miller toured Europe, America, India and Japan.


(Gabriele Wittmann)

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