what the critics have said...
"A genuine treasure."
- Los Angeles Times
"Power, passion and considerable wit...
a touching vulnerability, a quality that taps responsive chords in others."
- Atlanta Constitution
"The specificity of Miller's anecdotes in time, place, and persons,
serves as a potent anodyne for the bombardment of mass culture that would rob us of the particularity of our lives.
Miller's honest, vulnerability and delightfully energetic and dancerly delivery create a heartening and moving achievement in laying bare a big heart in an ordinary life."
- High Performance Magazine
".. A compelling evening in the theatre."
- Los Angeles Times
"Watching Celeste Miller's motivated dance pieces, you get the feeling you're in the middle of Hamlet, hiding behind a tree and watching Ophelia before she leaps into the stream to drown herself.
Miller is a talking dancer, a dancing talker; the words inform the movement, the movement draws out the words,
and it's all a very antic disposition." - The Austin Chronicle
"Her performance style melds [dance and storytelling] in
a narrative swirl of sinuous motion, interwoven motifs and shifting personas."
- The Boston Globe
"Miss Miller is nothing short of astounding in her athleticism
...very much her own master choreographer, she paints her dances as she paints the poetry of her life. Awesomely controlled; quick in manifesting her innocently tense recollections into soft, playful, angular, sharply articulated movement."
- New York Villager Downtown
"Miller is not to be counted among performance solipsists -
she always forges pictures larger than herself, pictures that touch a universal humanity, pictures that do more than rail at the injustices perpetrated by society."
- Los Angeles Time
"With her lanky Tomboy's build, her fashion model's cheekbones and pout, her dancer's discipline and self-deprecatory humor, Miller is
one of the most likeable performers
ever to play Sushi [Performance Gallery San Diego, CA]" - Los Angeles Times
"Monologues in motion...
Miller's combination of expert storytelling and movement."
-Los Angeles Times
“Once Upon a Time Wolf”, premiere Alternate ROOTS Summer 2015.
“Valentina’s Atomic Lessons”, solo, commissioned by Trillium Performance Group, Lewisbug, WV 2010
“The Annunciation, sort of…”, excerpt premiered MFA concert American Dance Festival, 2008; full length work commissioned by 7 Stages Theatre, Atlanta premiered Atlanta 2010
“Drowning in the Evidence”, a performance-keynote, visual design by Sabina Angel, Jacob’s
Pillow Dance Festival 2006
“Sometimes Wisdom is Madness”, solo, Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA 2006
“The Day I Break Open I Will Fly”, ensemble, Morris Museum of Art, created with students of the Performing Arts High School, Augusta, GA 2006
“Cranky Angel”, New York premiere, Symphony Space, New York, NY 2005
“How I Became God in Social Studies”, solo, Cultural Arts Café Conference, Baltimore, MD 2003
“Snow White Retracted”, solo, Eko Dance Theatre, Banff Center for the Arts, Banff, Canada 2003
“Multi-Medea Idea”, solo, New Vaudeville Festival 2000, LaMama, Etc., New York, NY 2000
“Grandma’s Peas, My Beethoven”, commissioned by Jeremy Alliger, Boston Dance Umbrella,
Boston, MA 1999
“”Go, Dad, Go! Visions on Route 66”, Local Motion Dance Foundation, Tulsa, OK 1989
“Anti-Gravity”, solo, text by Jim Grimsley, visual design by Bill Georgia, music by Brian
Walker, Georgia Council for the Arts, Alternate ROOTS/Rockefeller Foundation, New Music
America/Miami, Atlanta, GA and Miami, FL 1988
“Faith Swimming”, full length solo work, original score by Inge Berge, premiere Dancers
Courageous, Gloucester, MA 1998
“Waving from the Shore”, full length solo work, original score by Dawn Pratson, premiere
Gloucester Stage Company, Gloucester, MA 1997
“The Burning Lake”, full-length solo work, premiere Gloucester Stage Company, Gloucester,
“Maybe She Just Wanted to Roam”, solo, Gloucester Stage Company, Gloucester, MA, 1995
“Fear of Falling”, solo, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Off-Center Theatre, Tampa, FL,
“Bringing Rocks to Gloucester”, solo, Gloucester Stage Company, Gloucester, MA 1994
“The Emergency of Minutes”, solo, premiere Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica,
“White Rabbit”, solo, premiere More Productions, Atlanta, GA 1989
“Nurse Mom”, solo, premiere More Productions, Atlanta, GA 1989
“White Dress on Winter Streets”, solo, More Productions, Atlanta, GA 1989
“Dad and the Tangos”, solo, Nexus Theatre, Atlanta, GA 1988
“Summertime in the Burbs: BBQ Land”, solo, Nexus Theatre, Atlanta, GA 1988
“Stop & Think”, solo, text by Jim Grimsley, 7 Stages Theatre, Atlanta, GA 1988
“True Stories from New Jersey”, commissioned by Professor Marilyn Gottleib-Roberts, Miami-Dade Community College for Miami WAVES Film and Video Festival, Miami, FL 1987