Welcome back to our “Sunday Spotlight” series, where we recognize many of the incredible artists who have been awarded by the Princess Grace Foundation-USA. The Princess Grace Foundation-USA is dedicated to upholding the legacy of Her Serene Highness Princess Grace of Monaco, (neé Grace Kelly) and elevating extraordinary emerging artists in theater, dance and film through career-advancing grants. Through annual unrestricted support, the Princess Grace Awards program recognizes creative generators (animators, theater directors, designers, playwrights, choreographers, filmmakers, etc.) and performance-based creatives (actors, dancers, etc.).
This week, we are delighted to introduce you to Princess Grace Award winner Andrea Miller.
Andrea Miller is a New York City-based artist and is the founder and artistic director of Gallim, a movement-based production company that creates work for stage, film, sites and the visual arts.
Her work has been described as both ancient and ultra-modern and is undeniably emotional and physical.
A Guggenheim Fellow and the first woman to be named Artist in Residence at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Andrea's works have increasingly challenged and invited dialogue of where dance can exist and for whom it is created. Her most recent work, You Are Here is a public sculpture, sound, and live performance installation. Working with key collaborators Mimi Lien, Justin Hicks, and Princess Grace Award winner Oana Botez, the work continues Andrea’s pursuit of human understanding and attempts to process the past year through the alchemy of the performance. Designed with inclusion in mind, the piece is integrated throughout so that everyone, even those with disabilities, can experience her work.
In addition to her artistic generative work, Andrea is devoted to dance education for both dancers and non-dancers, developing education programs for Gallim Dance’s home studio in Brooklyn, as well as commissions and reconstructions for over 40 academic institutions such as Harvard University, the Juilliard School, Barnard College at Columbia University, and New York University. She is adjunct faculty at Barnard College at Columbia University, a founding collaborator of Movement Invention Project, and resident choreographer at Dancewave in Brooklyn.
Andrea received her Princess Grace Award in 2009 while creating a new work for Ballet Hispanico. Since 2009, the Princess Grace Foundation has been proud to support Andrea through exclusive grant opportunities available to Princess Grace Award winners and has been proud to have her as a member of their artistic community. The Princess Grace Foundation is proud of her artistry work and her commitment to giving back to the artistic community. This creative and philanthropic lifestyle is a perfect example of Princess Grace’s legacy.
Click here for more information about You Are Here now at Lincoln Center for Performing Arts.
Cover photo by Franziska Strauss.