UWM - UWM Dance BFA student, Brooke Miller, received an exciting opportunity last fall: an acceptance letter to the Disney College Program. What's better is that only a few months later she was brought on as a full time employee. Brooke describes her time with Disney positively and excitedly, "I have the privilege to keep Walt’s dream alive, and that’s something that’s really special to me."
In addition to performing for Disney, Brooke also received an invitation in 2014 to attend the Beijing Dance Festival alongside UWM Dance Professor and Oni Dance Founder, Maria Gillespie. At the Festival, Brooke participated in master classes and attended performances by renowned dancers from all over the world. "It was an amazing cultural experience as well as a great way to learn and dance with so many phenomenal individuals from around the world," commented Brooke.
"We are delighted that Brooke Miler has this professional opportunity. The Disney Program allows talented students like her to cultivate their performance skills while giving them valuable experience for their post-UWM careers," comments UWM Dance Professor and Department Chair Simone Ferro.
"The UWM Dance Department is designed to prepare versatile artists who can take advantage of many different teaching, choreographing and performance opportunities for skilled professionals. We are very happy that Brooke's talent and her UWM dance training have made this possible."
A Wisconsin native, Brooke found her passion for dance performing in musicals as a kid. At 15, Brooke began choreographing musicals locally around her hometown Manitowoc, WI. She attended the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta, GA for four years and in 2012 received the Student Choreography Award.