Amanda Miller was born and raised in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She commenced
professional training at the North Carolina School of the Arts/UNCSA, having received
the first Terry Sanford Scholarship. She continued her studies in New York while she
danced for the Chicago Lyrical Opera Ballet, the Deutschen Oper Berlin and other
independent events. In 1984 William Forsythe invited her to Ballett Frankfurt as a dancer
and soon thereafter she became resident choreographer .

In 1992 Amanda Miller founded Pretty Ugly Dance Company. An inter-disciplinary
performing ensemble. From 1997 until 2004 creating a unique collaboration with the
civic theatre in Freiburg (Baden-Württemberg)  Ballett Freiburg Pretty Ugly was
founded. Along side her work with her own company, Amanda Miller created ballets for
renowned ensembles and founded in 2000 the improvisational dance group, "
Yummydance" in Matsuyama, Japan. Increasingly she has addressed herself to training
others in her work method/process and is active world wide as a teacher. In 2004 till
2008, she launched the aid organisation "Art for Tibet", which supported Tibetans in
exile in India.

Amanda Miller has won numerous awards. In 1993, she was awarded the Wexner Center
Prize and created the production "Night by Itself". In 1994, the production received three
prizes at the 'Rencontres Chorégraphiques International de Bagnolet'.In 1997 performed
for the Whitney Museum Biennial and in 2002Pretty Ugly was presented at the Venice
Biennial.In 2004 for her work 'Four for Nothing' she received the leading Dutch accolade
for choreography 'The Golden Swan'.Her "Kunst der Fugue" as a 10 year video
installation for the opening of the Johannes Bach Museum in Eisenach ,Germany.

From January 2005 until May 2009 Amanda Miller was artistic director of "Pretty Ugly
tanz köln", again a collaboration with the theater and city of Koln. In May 2009 she
directed her first Opera “Orpheo ed Euridice” at the civic theatre in Ulm.

In summer of 2009, she returned to her home North Carolina. She has been on the faculty
for ADF, artist in residence at Duke, Palucca Hochshule, Germany,Hollins
University,USC,UNCG,Mills College,and taught master classes at UNC.In 2012 was
nominated for the NC Fellowship Award . In 2012 and 2014 created new works for
Alonzo King's Lines BFA program at Dominican University and worked with the Lines
Training Program.She created work for Netherlands Dance Theater 2012,Ballett am
Rhein /Dusseldorf 2013 and will be premiering "Voices Borrowed" in May 2015."A
world too wide" is the third collaboration with the Core performance Company, Atlanta
GA.In May 2013"The Liberated Accident, an evening in three parts"was premiered in
Atlanta and Houston, 2014 "The Homeless Garden", and now in collaboration with Sue
Schroeder "a world too wide"was premiered in Houston 2014 and Atlanta 2015.

In May 2012 , married Mark Fasshauer and relocated to Birmingham, Alabama. Within
the Birmingham Community she has guided workshops at CDF, ARTPLAY/ASC,was an
instructor with the 2014 Alabama Dance Festival and presented "The Homeless
Garden"at the New Works Concert with the dancers of Core performance Company.She
is beginning to guide movement workshops within the therapeutic community , work side
by side with therapist and community out-reach programs. She continues to work as a
free-lance choreographer, opera director, instructor, performer, and creates inter-
disciplinarian improvisational workshops .

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