Noah Miller, originally from California, began dancing with his first The Nutcracker at the age of four. His training and love of dance originated with Laguna Dance Theatre, and he continued his training with Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy in California. At the age of seventeen, he received a full scholarship to attend the Houston Ballet Academy. There, he performed in Stanton Welch’s The Long and Winding Road, Brigade, Ben Stevenson’s The Nutcracker, George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante, and Ilya Kozadayev’s Molto Espressivo. In the summer of 2016, he was invited to represent Houston Ballet Academy to perform John Neumeier’s Yondering in Hamburg, Germany as part of its 20th anniversary celebration. Noah is a 2017 YoungArts Dance Finalist, and this is his first season with Texas Ballet Theater.
Where are you from?
Lake Forest, California
When did you begin dancing?
4 ½ years old
Why did you begin dancing?
I was inspired by watching my sister and learning her choreography through the window.
When did you join Texas Ballet Theater?
What is your favorite ballet to see?
Sir Kenneth MacMillian’s Manon
What is your favorite ballet to perform/what is your favorite role you have performed?
John Neumier’s Yondering
What surprised you the most about being a professional dancer?
The things you miss – holidays with family etc.
What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
What outdoor activities do you enjoy?
Do you have a favorite sports team? If so, who?
Los Angeles Angels
What kind of music do you like best?
Oddly enough, classical
What’s your least favorite part of getting ready for a performance?
The nerves, even though you know you are well prepared