ABOUT

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, happening annually at the Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts.  She is also Founder and Director of Kaleena Miller Dance, a tap dance company that has performed at the American Swedish Institute, Southern Theater and TEDxMinneapolis

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.

 photo by Tim Rummelhoff

photo by Tim Rummelhoff