Valerie-Jean Miller

Valerie-Jean Miller Valerie-Jean Miller has been a dancer since the age of three, inspired by her father who was a dancer in vaudeville. Dance has always been her grand passion in life and now she is pleased to bring attention to all the great dance productions in the greater Los Angeles area.

The highlight of her professional dancing career, which began at age 15, was working for Bob Fosse from 1978-1981 in the Broadway Tony Award-winning musical "Dancin'." After performing in the show at the Broadhurst Theatre for the first year it was on Broadway, Valerie-Jean went on to be the Dance Captain and Featured Performer for the 1st National Tour for two years, including playing the Ahmanson for 3 1/2 months in the summer of '79, as well as in cities all over the country.

And for those who remember the golden age of television, starting at the age of 18, Valerie-Jean performed as a June Taylor Dancer on the Jackie Gleason show, and went on to tour with such notable dancers as Juliet Prowse as well as being cast in countless movies, dance companies, television series and TV specials, six Academy Awards Shows and various nightclub acts and Industrials.

Although her focus has always been on dance, Valerie-Jean is also an actress and singer who enjoys watching other artists at work and looks forward to seeing and sharing with Broadway World readers that extra something that can make a wonderful show something glorious!



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BWW Review: DON QUIXOTE REIMAGINED BY THE NATIONAL BALLET OF UKRAINE at The Orpheum TheatreBWW Review: DON QUIXOTE REIMAGINED BY THE NATIONAL BALLET OF UKRAINE at The Orpheum Theatre
Posted: May. 23, 2018


BWW Review: EARTH & FIRE WALKING & ELOQUENTLY TANGOED at The BroadwaterBWW Review: EARTH & FIRE WALKING & ELOQUENTLY TANGOED at The Broadwater
Posted: Jun. 12, 2018


BWW Review: BODY TRAFFIC - an Arresting, Full-Speed Ahead Performance at The WallisBWW Review: BODY TRAFFIC - an Arresting, Full-Speed Ahead Performance at The Wallis
Posted: Jun. 4, 2018


BWW Review: LULA WASHINGTON DANCE THEATRE is an Entity All its Own at The Ford TheatreBWW Review: LULA WASHINGTON DANCE THEATRE is an Entity All its Own at The Ford Theatre
Posted: Jun. 14, 2018


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BWW Feature: Bob Fosse's DANCIN' Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary and Cast Reunion at the Dancers Over 40 EventBWW Feature: Bob Fosse's DANCIN' Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary and Cast Reunion at the Dancers Over 40 Event
Posted: Apr. 14, 2018


BWW Review: DON QUIXOTE REIMAGINED BY THE NATIONAL BALLET OF UKRAINE at The Orpheum TheatreBWW Review: DON QUIXOTE REIMAGINED BY THE NATIONAL BALLET OF UKRAINE at The Orpheum Theatre
Posted: May. 23, 2018


BWW Review: GENE KELLY ~ THE LEGACY - AN ENDEARING EVENING WITH PATRICIA WARD KELLY -  at The Wallis Annenberg Center For The Performing ArtsBWW Review: GENE KELLY ~ THE LEGACY - AN ENDEARING EVENING WITH PATRICIA WARD KELLY - at The Wallis Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts
Posted: Apr. 26, 2018


BWW Review: WHAT A TREAT, THE CURRENT NORRIS THEATRE'S 42ND STREET REVIVAL!BWW Review: WHAT A TREAT, THE CURRENT NORRIS THEATRE'S 42ND STREET REVIVAL!
Posted: May. 3, 2018


BWW Feature: PDS's Star-Studded Luncheon and Gypsy Award Ceremony at The Beverly Hilton Hotel International BallroomBWW Feature: PDS's Star-Studded Luncheon and Gypsy Award Ceremony at The Beverly Hilton Hotel International Ballroom
Posted: May. 5, 2018


BWW Review: LULA WASHINGTON DANCE THEATRE is an Entity All its Own at The Ford TheatreBWW Review: LULA WASHINGTON DANCE THEATRE is an Entity All its Own at The Ford Theatre
June 14, 2018

Lula Washington, an L. A. native from Watts, along with her husband Erwin Washington and daughter Tamica Washington Miller, have been the incumbent founders, creators, directors and choreographers of the LULA WASHINGTON DANCE THEATRE since 1980. They began with the goal to motivate, educate, inspire, challenge and enrich the lives of young people so they could become successful, productive and competitive citizens. Thirty years later, and now a major dance company all over the world, their appearance here in Los Angeles at The Ford Theatre was an incredible ensemble of dance works choreographed by a variety of talented artists, including Lula and Tamica, and performed by one of the most powerful, strong and exciting company of dancers on the planet.

BWW Review: EARTH & FIRE WALKING & ELOQUENTLY TANGOED at The BroadwaterBWW Review: EARTH & FIRE WALKING & ELOQUENTLY TANGOED at The Broadwater
June 12, 2018

??As part of the Hollywood FRINGE Festival, this tango treat, with a minimum of props and scenery, not one word spoken and a whole lot of passion and technique, Tomas Galvan and Gimena Herrera, from Argentina, tango their way into your hearts. Both Creators and the Choreographers of this piece, they take us with them on their journey of love.

BWW Review: BODY TRAFFIC - an Arresting, Full-Speed Ahead Performance at The WallisBWW Review: BODY TRAFFIC - an Arresting, Full-Speed Ahead Performance at The Wallis
June 4, 2018

BODY TRAFFIC is a well-established multi-themed contemporary dance company, made up of eight incredibly strong, amazingly agile dancers. They are known world-wide, but call Los Angeles their home. Their 3-night appearance at The Wallis Annenberg marks the conclusion of their 10th successful international tour, as well as the debut of a new work, entitled 'A Million Voices,' which is being world-premiered at their first-ever appearance at The Wallis.

BWW Review: DON QUIXOTE REIMAGINED BY THE NATIONAL BALLET OF UKRAINE at The Orpheum TheatreBWW Review: DON QUIXOTE REIMAGINED BY THE NATIONAL BALLET OF UKRAINE at The Orpheum Theatre
May 23, 2018

Leonid Sarafanov from Kiev, Ukraine is a principal ballet dancer with the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St Petersburg, Russia and a Teatro alla Scala soloist, and was a special guest star in this dazzling one night's performance of Don Quixote at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, playing Basilio with much flair and specificity. The company, playing two evenings in Los Angeles, presented Sleeping Beauty on Friday evening, May 18th and the lively Don Quixote for one exciting and much anticipated performance on Saturday, May 19th, at the historic Orpheum Theatre, in downtown Los Angeles.

BWW Review:  A TRIO OF CREATIVE SPRING PERFORMANCES, UNIQUELY STRUCTURED TO ENHANCE THE MAGNIFICENT GROUNDS AT THE BRAND  at THE BRAND LIBRARY & ARTS CENTER, GLENDALE, CABWW Review: A TRIO OF CREATIVE SPRING PERFORMANCES, UNIQUELY STRUCTURED TO ENHANCE THE MAGNIFICENT GROUNDS AT THE BRAND at THE BRAND LIBRARY & ARTS CENTER, GLENDALE, CA
May 22, 2018

Presented by The Brand Associates, and Curated by Jamie Nichols with much care, these performances are all totally different from one another with each dance company or artist using different elements of the Arts, combined with several forms of Dance, molding their piece using the surroundings to inspire their theme and designing the movements to work around site-specific locations.

BWW Feature: CHITA!  THE BEST OF THE BEST OF THE BEST! 
at The Wallis Annenberg Center For The Performing ArtsBWW Feature: CHITA! THE BEST OF THE BEST OF THE BEST! at The Wallis Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts
May 16, 2018

If you don't know who Chita is, all you have to do is click here: http:www.playbill.comarticlewarren-beatty-kenny-leon-chita-rivera-uma-thurman-receive-actors-funds-medal-of-honor, and that should get you up to speed, somewhat. As I write this, she is being honored tonight, May 14th, 2018 by the Actor's Fund as one of their Medal of Honor recipients.

BWW Feature: PDS's Star-Studded Luncheon and Gypsy Award Ceremony at The Beverly Hilton Hotel International BallroomBWW Feature: PDS's Star-Studded Luncheon and Gypsy Award Ceremony at The Beverly Hilton Hotel International Ballroom
May 5, 2018

4/15/18 ~ HONORING GEORGE CHAKIRIS, BARRIE CHASE & TONI BASIL There's a certain feeling that invades my consciousness when I attend a Dancer's Event... It is a deep, passionate, all-encompassing love amongst it's members. And that is what I was feeling, attending a most prestigious (in my opinion) Event; The Professional Dancer's Society 31st Annual Luncheon & Gypsy Award Ceremony, held Yearly in the International Room at the Beverly Hilton.

BWW Review: TAO:  DRUM HEART; A DAZZLING DISPLAY OF JAPANESE ARTISTRY ~ at THE BROAD THEATREBWW Review: TAO: DRUM HEART; A DAZZLING DISPLAY OF JAPANESE ARTISTRY ~ at THE BROAD THEATRE
May 4, 2018

Tao, means the path, or the Way; it is 'ever present, but must be manifested, cultivated and perfected in order to be realized.' That is the tenet applied in this extraordinary production of Japanese drumming, dazzling choreography and a unique, charming on-stage presence by the entire Cast.

BWW Review: WHAT A TREAT, THE CURRENT NORRIS THEATRE'S 42ND STREET REVIVAL!BWW Review: WHAT A TREAT, THE CURRENT NORRIS THEATRE'S 42ND STREET REVIVAL!
May 3, 2018

Having seen 42nd Street when it first opened on Broadway, and seeing this version all these years later, was refreshing and really made me happy that tap is still one of the most enjoyable forms of entertainment to watch or do.

BWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Highlights The Message Of True Spirit & Inner Beauty Through Movement And Song at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts PlazaBWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Highlights The Message Of True Spirit & Inner Beauty Through Movement And Song at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
April 28, 2018

Dance serves a major purpose in musical productions. It enhances the script, it visually confirms what is being said and adds a physical energy that elevates the intent and solidifies who the characters are. This production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, A NEW MUSICAL, which is produced by 5-Star Theatricals, based on the Victor Hugo novel, with songs from the Disney film, by the unbeatable team of Alan Menken (Music) and Stephen Schwartz (Lyrics), plays now through April 29th, at the beautiful Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.

BWW Review: GENE KELLY ~ THE LEGACY - AN ENDEARING EVENING WITH PATRICIA WARD KELLY -  at The Wallis Annenberg Center For The Performing ArtsBWW Review: GENE KELLY ~ THE LEGACY - AN ENDEARING EVENING WITH PATRICIA WARD KELLY - at The Wallis Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts
April 26, 2018

Everyone knows who Gene Kelly is, but after seeing this wonderful tribute to the many sides of him, you can't help but feel love in your heart for what he accomplished, how he felt about life, love and happiness, work, and for the amazing gifts he gave to all of us.

BWW Review: COMPLEXIONS CONTEMPORARY BALLET EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS at DOROTHY CHANDLER PAVILIONBWW Review: COMPLEXIONS CONTEMPORARY BALLET EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS at DOROTHY CHANDLER PAVILION
April 24, 2018

For a few decades, The Complexions Dance Company has been my very favorite company to see perform. They did not fail me again. Literally mind-blowing performances from this visit to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

BWW Review: Dance Theatre Of Harlem Sparkles at The Broad Stage
April 23, 2018

There are certain Dance Companies that are in a class by themselves. Dance Theatre of Harlem is one of them. They not only encompass many forms of the Dance brilliantly, they are committed to diversity in their dancers and repertoire.

BWW Feature: Bob Fosse's DANCIN' Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary and Cast Reunion at the Dancers Over 40 EventBWW Feature: Bob Fosse's DANCIN' Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary and Cast Reunion at the Dancers Over 40 Event
April 14, 2018

As a way of introducing myself as the new DANCE REVIEWER for Broadway World L. A., I am reporting on an historic event in which I participated at St. Luke's Theatre on March 26th, 2018 in NYC: the 40th-year anniversary and reunion of the cast members of the opening of Tony Award-Winning Bob Fosse's DANCIN' on Broadway at The Broadhurst Theatre on March 27, 1978.