photo by Julieta Cervantes
Bebe Miller, a native New Yorker, first performed her choreography at NYC’s Dance Theater Workshop in 1978; she formed Bebe Miller Company in 1985. Her choreography has been performed in venues across the country and internationally in Europe and the African continent, and been commissioned by Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, Philadanco, and the UK’s Phoenix Dance Company, among others, and much of the Company’s repertory has been presented or developed at the Bates Dance Festival. She has been honored with four New York Dance and Performance ‘Bessie’ awards, fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council, was named a United States Artists Ford Fellow in 2010, and has been a professor in Dance at The Ohio State University since 2000. Last year Tracing History: Bebe Miller, a curated exhibition featuring her choreographic career, was on view at Ohio State’s Urban Arts Space. Bebe was named as one of the inaugural class of Doris Duke Artists, a program of the Doris Duke Foundation’s Performing Artist Awards in 2012.