Ray Miller

Ray Miller, professor in Dance Studies and Theatre Arts at Appalachian State University, has directed and choreographed 150 productions including, The Fantasticks, The ExoneratedMetamorphosesAssassins and Chicago.  He served as President for the Congress on Research in Dance.  Among his recent publications is a chapter, “Tappin’ Jazz Lines,” for Jazz Dance:  A History of the Roots and Branches and “Dance Dramaturgy” for The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Theater and a chapter in New Essays on Canadian Theatre on the use of dance in the plays of Canadian playwright, Daniel MacIvor.   Currently, he is collaborating with folk singer, Doris Bazzini, who is contributing music to a play Dr. Miller wrote on the tragic killing of students on the Kent State campus in 1970. In the spring, he will be directing and choreographing the world premier of a play by South African playwright, Muthal Naidoo, called Flight from the Mahabarathah.  


Dr. Miller is one of the original architects for this course on Global Understanding in which the students connect through video conferencing and various social media with their student counterparts at universities in China, Thailand, Vietnam and Taiwan.  D. Miller is happy to be teach this course in which the students themselves engage in intercultural communication with other students from around the world.  In addition to this course, he also teaches courses in dance history, musical theatre and theatre.

Contact FYS

The First Year Seminar is part of the General Education Program located in Anne Belk Hall, Room 250.

Phone: 828-262-2028

Our mailing address:
First Year Seminar
ASU Box 32065
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Director of First Year Seminar:
Rick Klima

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