Bryan Nichols celebrates his 40th birthday as part of a dance/music collaboration with Kaleena Miller, JT Bates, and Cody McKinney. Then, intergenerational band Glass Bead Games Project, celebrating the music of jazz composer/musician Clifford Jordan, closes the night, featuring Jordan Anderson, Peter Goggin, Sam Worthington, and Phil Hey.
Kaleena Miller is a tap dancer, choreographer and educator based in Minneapolis, MN.
She is Artistic Director and Co-Founder of the Twin Cities Tap Festival and Director of Kaleena Miller Dance. Additionally, she is a Programming Associate at The Southern Theater, spearheading their new “Good Night at The Southern Theater” series.
Kaleena is a 2015 McKnight Artist Fellow, recipient of grants from the Jerome Foundation and the Minnesota State Arts Board and was named one of DANCE Magazine’s “25 to Watch” in 2016. She has been an Artist-in-Residence at Air Le Parc (France), Everwood Farmstead Foundation (WI) and the Southern Theater as part of their ARTshare programming.
She is a founding member of Rhythmic Circus and toured extensively with the group from 2009-2017, highlights including performances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Scotland), the Kennedy Center (DC) and the New Victory Theater (NY). Kaleena has also performed with/ in works by April Sellers Dance Collective, Buckets and Tap Shoes, Flying Foot Forum, Jolene Konkel, Keane Sense of Rhythm, and Jon Ferguson’s Theater Forever.
She is currently on staff at Ballare Teatro Performing Arts Center (Minneapolis), Betty Jo’s Dance Center (Apple Valley) and St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists (St. Paul). She has a BFA in Dance from the University of MN- Twin Cities.
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