Sam Miller

Sam Miller, 2015.

Sam Miller is the former president of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (2010-16), and currently serves on the Board of Amrita in Phnom Penh. In 1991, he founded the Cambodian Artists Project, a continuing effort to restore and advance Cambodian performing arts. Miller also founded and is the director of the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University. He has produced the Jamison Project, Men Dancers, The Ted Shawn Legacy, Dance the Spirit of Cambodia, and the Eiko and Koma Retrospective Project, and served as artistic advisor for White Oak Dance Project’s Past/Forward. Miller has also served as managing director of Pilobolus, Executive Director and President of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, and Executive Director of the New England Foundation for the Arts. He was also President of Leveraging Investments in Creativity, a 10-year initiative to improve conditions for independent artists in the United States. He served as a Center dance panelist and LOI panelist in 2013, Pew Fellowships evaluator in 2014, and Pew Fellowships Panel Chair in 2015.


Drozdowski, a curator of performance, will host European duo Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion for a two-week retrospective of their collaborative career.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Natasha Bakht is an Indian contemporary dancer and choreographer. In 2015, she was a panelist in Performance.

Choreographer and Pew Fellow Lela Aisha Jones on the importance of “creative spirits” in her family, what motivates her to create, the Philadelphia arts scene, and more.

In June 2013, Pennsylvania Ballet presented the Center-funded company premiere of William Forsythe’s Artifact Suite, which was previewed by ABC 6 Action News.

Grants & Grantees

Artistic Director Nichole Canuso likes to explore “dances that celebrate the awkwardness, humor and surprise in human experience.”

Grants & Grantees

Built in 1829, Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous prison in the world. For more than a decade, the prison has had an active contemporary art program.

Twelve years after its debut, Bryn Mawr College’s Performing Arts Series presented this work with the John Jasperse Company.

Grants & Grantees

Leah Stein, the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, and composer Pauline Oliveros collaborated on a new music and dance work.

Philadelphia choreographer Nichole Canuso presents a solo performance that uses personal reminiscences and universal yearnings to explore the relationship between memory and self.

Grants & Grantees

Known for its high energy performances, Koresh Dance Company was founded in 1991 by Israeli-born choreographer Ronen Koresh.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Laura Mullen was appointed Director of Creative Writing at Louisiana State University in 2014. She has served as Poet-in-Residence at Brown University and Columbia College, and serves frequently as a guest faculty member at Naropa’s Summer Writing Program. In 2015, she served as a panelist for Pew Fellowships.

Gabrielle Revlock shares a solo version of her recent duet with Nicole Bindler, about two female artists in a spectacle-driven world.