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Maribella Miller

Maribella Miller is originally from Los Angeles, California, discovering her love for dance at age three while attending The Buckley School.  Maribella trained in the RAD Ballet syllabus through Grade 8 and Advanced Foundation at Los Angeles Ballet Academy and supplemented her training with summer programs at San Diego City Ballet and Orlando Ballet.  Maribella has trained in Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Theatre, French Horn, Piano, Percussion and Voice and is fluent in Spanish.  She has performed in classical ballets, musicals and plays, sang in the Paramount Studios Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Hollywood, CA, and also performed in American Ballet Theatre’s Le Corsaire

Upon graduating from The Buckley School, Maribella attended the Mason Gross School of the Arts where she made Dean’s List for five semesters and had the privilege of working with many choreographers such as Sherry Alban, Robert Benford, Doug Elkins, Jeff Friedman, Randy James, Jay T. Jenkins, Julia Ritter, and Paulette Sears, as well as presenting her own solo and group choreography. 

Maribella was a full time Teaching Intern from September through December 2011 in three schools in a Central New Jersey Public School District where she taught Creative Movement to over 600 students in grades three through six.  Maribella has taught creative dance classes through the Mason Gross Extension Division since 2010, and has taught RAD Syllabus Ballet at Los Angeles Ballet Academy.  Maribella is a member of the National Dance Educators Organization (NDEO), the California Dance Educators Association (CDEA) and Dance New Jersey.  She has presented workshops and presented on panels at both NDEO and NJAHPERD, and taught workshops for the Rutgers Summer Dance Conservatory.

Maribella graduated from Mason Gross School of the Arts with a B.F.A. in Dance Performance in May 2011 and will graduate May 2012 with an Ed.M. in Dance Education with PK-12 Dance Teacher Certification.

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