Rhonda Miller (Ballet)
Ms. Miller received her early training with Phillipa Annesley in Scottsdale, Arizona. At the age of thirteen she attended The National Academy of Arts in Champaign, Illinois where she studied under Michael Maule, Lupe Serrano, Gwynne Ashton, Peter Franklin-White, Antony Valdor, Stella Applebaum, Chester Wolenski, Gemze DeLappe, and Buzz Miller, among many others. Upon graduation, she joined the National Ballet of Illinois for two years as Principal Dancer, touring nationally and abroad. Ms. Miller went on to dance with Ballet West under the direction of Bruce Marks, touring extensively throughout the United States. As a principal dancer, she performed leading roles in both classical and contemporary ballets including Romeo and Juliet, Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Billy the Kid, Bugaku, Symphony in C, Inscape, Don Quixote, and Coppelia. She had the honor of performing at the Kennedy Center twice in Washington DC and at New York City Center. She has taught at Boston Ballet School and Christensen Academy and has been a guest teacher at Walnut Hill School for the Arts and the University of Utah. Her favorite role is as mother to her three beautiful children, Olivia, Quinn, and Isabelle, and as wife to her old dance partner, Clay.