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Jenefer Miller

Jenefer is a native of Michigan and is a tap dancer, teacher, choreographer, director, writer, and producer. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in the Performing Arts from Oakland University and a Master of Arts in Education from the University of Phoenix. Jenefer recently performed with the MusicaNova Orchestra and was commissioned to interpret and perform Morton Gould’s Tap Dance Concerto at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix. Ms. Miller was also featured in a short film by Screenvision Media’s Corner Stories which aired in movie theatres across the United States. She has appeared on stage with Tap 24.7, Mike Wittmer’s Scuff'd Up, Especially Tap Chicago, the Detroit Tap Festival honoring the legendary Nicholas Brothers, Dance Chicago, Sesame Street Live, and Oakland Dance Theatre. Mentored by Dianne Walker and the late Robert Reed, Jen has performed in shows with legends such as the Nicholas Brothers, Ben Vereen, Debbie Allen, Savion Glover, Chloe Arnold, Sarah Reich, Jason Samuels Smith, Dianne Walker, Jimmy Slyde, Barbara Duffy, Robert Reed, Prince Spencer, Harold "Stumpy" Cromer, and Heather Cornell.

Faculty credits include American College Dance Festival, Arizona State University adjunct faculty, Motor City Tap Fest, Phoenix Tap Fest, Utah Tap Fest, St. Louis Tap Festival, Las Vegas Tap Festival, Tapapalooza, Portland Tap Fest, Circle City Tap Fest, Wing It Tap Challenge, Oakland University, Nexus Dance Conventions, Tap Into the Network, and more! JMill is the producer of the Phoenix Tap Fest and Just West of Broadway, and owns JMill Productions LLC, producing arts education events all across the nation. Her choreography has been featured at Cornell University for the American College Dance Festival, featured in Tap 24.7 original shows, and has also been aired on ABC, AZTV7,and 3TV. Jenefer is a resident choreographer for the professional tap company Circle City Tap Co in Indiana.

Jen studied dance, voice, acting and technical theatre at Oakland University and delved into improv at the Improv Olympic , or IO, in Chicago. She was a backup singer for Bob McGrath in Sesame Street Live and also appeared on stage with Sam Wright and Ben Vereen. Jen has choreographed and directed shows including Hairspray, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Seussical the Musical, and more. She founded and was director for the Kyrene Community Theatre, was the director of Thunder Theatre Company, and is the resident director for the Studio 111 Theater Company. She teaches dance across the country and is on staff locally at Dance Connection 2 and Dancers Domain in AZ.  

JMill was a finalist for the Ahwatukee Chamber’s Educational Mentor of the Year, nominated for Phoenix Best Teachers, and has won numerous inspirational awards including one from former Governor John Engler of Michigan. She was the proud recipient of the 2015 Oakland University MaTilDa Award for Alumni Lifetime Achievement in Dance and recieved Teacher Recognition from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts.

Jenefer has enjoyed watching many former dance students including Ryan and Evan Kasprzak, Nick Young, and many more on Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance as well as NBC's World of Dance.

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