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Tiffany Mills

Director of Dance/Visiting Professor

Fir Acres Theatre 202

Specialty

Dance

Academic Credentials

MFA Ohio State University
BA University of Oregon Honors College

Professional Experience

Tiffany Mills is the artistic director, choreographer, and founder of the NYC-based Tiffany Mills Company, founded in 2000. Joining Lewis & Clark College as the Director of Dance in 2024, Mills returns to her Oregon roots and embraces a bi-costal presence. As a creator of dance-theater, Mills’ work centers on human relationships, is grounded in partnering/improvisation, and is fueled by collaboration across mediums. She collaborates with artists from various disciplines and backgrounds to viscerally, aesthetically, and intellectually stimulate a wide-ranging audience. Her company’s recent works have been presented at: National Sawdust, LaMaMa, The Flea, and BAM Fisher.

National highlights: PICA’s TBA Festival (OR), Wexner Center (OH), ENT Center (CO),
Contemporary Dance Theater/NPN (OH), Jacob’s Pillow (MA), Dance Place (DC), and Austin Dance Festival (TX). NYC highlights: Guggenheim Museum/Works & Process, Duke on 42 Street, Symphony Space, Lincoln Center/Out-of-Doors, Dancing in the Streets, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Danspace Project City/Dans, Dance Theater Workshop, PS 122, Joyce SoHo, and Movement Research. International highlights: Russia, Italy, Mexico and Canada. Select residencies: Artpark (NY), NYU’s Tisch Summer Dance Festival (NY), National Center for Choreography (OH), CUNY Dance Initiative (NY), BAM/PDP, Baryshnikov Arts Center (NY), Jacob’s Pillow (MA), Joyce (NY), LMCC Swing Space (NY), Bogliasco/Jerome Robbins Foundation (Italy). Funding highlights: Harkness Foundation, NYC DCA, NYSCA, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, NET/TEN, O’Donnell Green Foundation, Doris Duke Foundation, Dance/NYC Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund, New Music USA, Mertz Gilmore Foundation. Commissioning highlights: Dancing Wheels and 10 Hairy Legs.

Mills has taught extensively at universities and festivals nationally and internationally. Her company also conducts a summer partnering and improvisation intensive and pop-up workshops. Mills recent endeavor is filmmaking. Her first dance film was selected for screenings in the USA, Turkey, India, Italy, and
France. www.tiffanymillscompany.org

At Lewis & Clark College, Professor Mills teaches a wide range of courses, including: Contemporary Dance Technique, Fundamentals of Movement, Creative Movement, Dance Improvisation & Composition, and Dance X.