Jovon Miller, from Bothell WA is a Dance Educator, Professional Choreographer and Artist. His focus is primarily on various forms of Tap, Contemporary and Jazz. Jovon received a BA in dance at Western Washington University (WWU) with a focus on modern and is the owner of Jovon Miller Productions (J.M.P). His mission is to utilize his gifts in order to create artists, give them performance opportunities and to teach life lessons through dance.
As an Instructor/Choreographer Jovon has won several awards in Regional and National competitions for his innovative choreography and technical training. His unique pairing of strong technique, performance education, and how the body moves kinesthetically, teaches dancers to understand where the movement initiates in the body through the skeletal and muscular structure. Jovon uses his music background, having performed with Gerald Turner (Digable Planets and Cherrywine), Kevin Gardner (E-40 Platinum Producer), Greg Adams (Tower of Power) and many others, to explain music theory, musicality, and rhythm. He has taught classes in Lindy for the Washington State University and Iowa State University “Swing Devils”. He frequents master classes and workshops in various Pacific Northwest dance studios and universities including his alma mater, Western Washington University. There, Miller annually teaches workshops. He also has his own show in WWU’s “Student Matinee Series” where he gives lectures and performances that children from all over the area come to watch, inspiring them in multiple ways with his engaging choreography and charismatic personality. Jovon Miller, describes his choreography as “Uniquely Artistic Storytelling”. It is as diverse as he is in all his talents. His choreography can encompass a vast range of serious topics such as Cancer and the life struggles that come with it, to the complete opposite side of the spectrum where you’re drawn into lighthearted playfulness that makes you literally laugh out loud!
Since starting his technical training in just 2006, Jovon Miller has worked towards success. As an Artist, Jovon has performed for Sam Gilliam, Tyler Perry, members of the United States Congress, Executives/CEO’s of Disney, Coca Cola and many others. He has notable mention in the book “The Less Subdued Excitement, A Century of Jazz in Bellingham and Whatcom County, WA”. Jovon was one of the two dancers in the nation to win the 2009-2010 Congressional Black Caucus Spouses Performing Arts Scholarship/Award for his works in Tap. Jovon was the concept co-creator and Choreographer for “The Jump Session Show”, which featured Artists from across the globe and kicked off “Camp Jitterbug”, one of the biggest Lindy Hop and Jazz events in the United States. He was also a Choreographer and dancer in a “Greg’s Japanese Auto” commercial. Miller has had the privilege of performing alongside such great artists such as Chester Whitmore (Choreographer: Boys II Men, Sugar Ray, and the NAACP Image Awards). He’s also performs with Greta Matassa (7 time “Earshot” Northwest Vocalist of the year). He has been commissioned over the years to choreograph for various organizations such as “Evoke Productions” (Full Tilt) and the “Seattle International Dance Festival”. Jovon was also commissioned in 2014 to travel to Torino, Italy to co-direct and perform in a show alongside Ryan Francois (So You Think You Can Dance- UK, Idlewild and Dancing with the Stars) for the Torino Swing Festival, as well as teach master classes in Tap, Jazz and Improvisation.
Currently in addition to teaching regular classes and private lessons, he also creates choreography and artistry award winning solos, duos, trios, and group dances for competitions. Recently Jovon has created his own dance company: Jovon Miller Productions Dance Company. This company consists of a group of 20 dancers from all over Western Washington ranging in age from 8-18. Dancers rehearse weekly and perform in various shows at Western Washington University, TOUCH and Lacey Elementary to name a few. His piece “Elemental War” was a nominee/finalist in the “Spoken Word/Story Telling” category in the 2015 “Voice Arts Awards”. Jovon Miller is a talented, cutting edge and diverse Artist, Choreographer, Musician and Master Teacher.