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Rhonda Miller

Dancer, Choreographer, Educator, Director, Only Choreographer to be inducted into the Oklahoma City University Hall of Honor

< style="font-weight: bold;">Rhonda was born in Charleston, West Virginia, and started dancing when she was just four years old. In her words, her wonderful parents wanted to provide their children with opportunities that they didn’t have when they were children, which led to her attending dance class with Ms. Alma Britt Malone. Her family later moved from West Virginiato Maryland, where she took classes from Ms. Eloise Tinker and Mr. Wally Sunders, and the family began making regular trips to New York City where they would see the Radio City Rockettes and Rhonda would take dance classes. She was hooked! All she could say was, "I wanna be a Rockette!" However, Rhonda is quick to point out that with her maximum height being 5'3½" , and the Rockette minimum height being 5'5", that dream just never quite happened. But soon after that she saw Liza Minnelli in "Cabaret"and her goal changed to becoming an all around triple threat! She later studied in Utah under Rowland Butler and Bene Arnold and also with the person she sites as one of the most important dance influences of her life, Jo Rowan. Rhonda later went on to earn her Masters in Performing Arts at Oklahoma City University. Then, after being asked to choreograph a number for the "New York City Elan Awards,"honoring Jerry Mitchell, she arrived in New York, and the success of that event resulted in a spot on Mr. Mitchell’s choreography team for the highly acclaimed annual Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDScharity benefit "Broadway Bares."She was also one of only two choreographers invited back to the Elan Awards in subsequent years to honor Rob Marshall, Ann Reinking and Susan Stroman. Then in 2003, Rhonda was chosen as one of six emerging Broadway choreographers to present their work at the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers (SSDC) showcase "Dancebreak," the industry showcase for Broadway producers and directors. In 2006, she received the Outstanding Choreography Award for an Off Broadway Festival Show for "Common Grounds."She is also an Honorary Memberof the Texas Association of Teachers of Dancing and has the distinction of being the first and only choreographer inducted into the Oklahoma City University Performance Hall of Honor. In addition, she was an originating Jazz Faculty Member at Oklahoma City University, and an original founding member of Edge Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles and the L.A. Danceforce conventions. Even with her choreography work on Broadway, including such shows as "Nothing Like a Dame"and "Have a Nice Life,"directing and choreographing shows for Princess Cruise Lines, choreographing and staging industrials for such events as the opening of the film "Looney Tunes: Back in Action"in Times Square, commercials for the United States Postal Service, Toys "R" Us and Burger King, as well as films and television shows including "The Young and the Restless,""General Hospital,""Days of Our Lives"and "It’s Garry Shandling’s Show,"Rhonda believes one of her greatest achievements is being able to travel the world teaching dance and helping children of all ages trust and believe in themselves.

  DVD Titles by Rhonda Miller

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BR43D Lyrical Jazz DVD
Rhonda Miller
Jazz It Up DVD N/A
Rhonda Miller DVD
Strictly Jazz DVD
Rhonda Miller DVD
Jazz X 3 DVD
Rhonda Miller DVD