Amanda K. Miller was the Founder, Artistic Director, and choreographer of Pretty Ugly Dance
Company from 1992 until 2009. Based in Germany, Pretty Ugly toured internationally and won
an array of awards and acclaim for unique artistic and social collaborations. Prior to starting her
own company, Amanda was a founding member, principal dancer and resident choreographer of
Ballett Frankfurt under the direction of William Forsythe from 1984 to 1992. Additional
founding credits include Yummy Dance, an improvisational and multi-disciplinary dance
company in Matsuyama, Japan. In 2009, Amanda returned home to the United States where she
holds interdisciplinary improvisational workshops and shares her expertise as a freelance
choreographer, opera director, dance educator, and performer with dance companies, universities,
regional colleges, community institutions, and private dance studios. Her creative process,
amanda science, cultivates works, experiences, and investigations that champion inclusiveness in
any environment, whether leading expressive art projects to support disadvantaged children and
young adults or facilitating collaborations with professional artists. Also developed as an
instructional toolbox, amanda science offers a framework for learning that engages the body,
mind, and soul. Amanda is an alumnus of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts
dance program and received her M.F.A. in dance at Hollins University in 2017.