News: Dance UK's Caroline Miller to lead Orlando Ballet

Wednesday 8 June 2016 by Carmel Smith

Caroline Miller. Photo: Rick Senley

Caroline Miller, the Director of Dance UK until it merged with the Association of Dance of the African Diaspora (ADAD), Dance UK, National Dance Teachers Association (NDTA) and Youth Dance England to become One Dance UK in April this year is to become the new Executive Director of Orlando Ballet. She will be moving from London to central Florida to take up the role in August.

Chair of the Orlando Ballet Board, Sibille Pritchard, said: @“When we came across Caroline and her substantial qualifications, accomplishments and lengthy career in the industry, we knew we found exactly what we were looking for. The Board and I cannot wait to see Caroline expand and transform the Ballet into an even more robust organization for the future.”_

Under Caroline’s ten year leadership, Dance UK became the leading organisation representing the dance industry. Over the last five years she developed a radical new business model successfully merging Dance UK with three other dance organisations. Her work was recognized in January 2016 when she was awarded the prestigious De Valois Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance at the National Dance Awards. In 2014 she was included in the Evening Standard list of 1000 most influential Londoners for her role in establishing the ground-breaking National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science.

“I am thrilled to be taking on the role of Executive Director of Orlando Ballet working with Artistic Director Robert Hill, his team, the Board and the donors who support the organization,” Caroline Miller said. “It is an exciting time for the Company and School, with plans for the new building at the heart of the community progressing well, including a generous $2 million matching fund pledge from one of the Company’s long standing supporters.”

Orlando Ballet is the professional resident ballet company in the greater Orlando area, established in 1974 and under the Artistic Direction of Robert Hill. It employs a full-time company of national and international dancers from Brazil, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Portugal, Puerto Rico, as well as the United States, performing both full-length classical ballets and contemporary repertoire programs.

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