Curriculum vitae

Nicki Miller


Also credited as Nicole Valerie Miller
Member of U.K. Equity as Nicole Valerie

Director/Choreographer, Aerial Artist, Actor

Directing and Aerial Choreography

Co-Creator/Director, TwoFold (Only Child with Cassady Rose Bonjo), NYC

Assistant Director, Breaking Surface, 5th Wall Studio

Aerial Choreographer/Aerial Co-designer, The World is Round (Ripe Time), BAM Fishman Theatre, NYC

Co-Creator/Director, ASYLUM (Only Child) , Burning Coal Theatre, NYU Skirball Center

Co-Creator, Co-Director, Story Hour (Only Child) The Muse Brooklyn, New Victory LabWorks

Co-Creator/Director, Framework (Only Child), INSITU Site Specific Dance Festival, NYC

Aerial Designer Symphony of Shadows (Rachel Klein Productions) Dixon Place NYC

Aerial Designer Devil In The Hole (dir. Jen Wineman) Dixon Place, House of Yes NYC

Aerial Choreography “Starry Night” Holland America Cruise Lines

Artistic Director, Co-Founder of Only Child Aerial Theatre Company

Artistic Coach Love & Gravity  (Acrobatic Conundrum, Seattle, WA)

NYC Theatre/Aerial Performance  (Also as Choreographer noted with *)

Different Trains Mother (lead: actor, aerialist) ABCirque/Brenden Speltz

BLUNDERLAND                                                                             Guest Aerialist*                                                                   House of Yes,  prod. Eric Schmalenberger

Framework                                                                                           Ensemble*                                                                            INSITU, Socrates Sculpture Park, Only Child

ASYLUM                                                                                             Nurse*                                                                                   NYU Skirball, Only Child, Circus Now

Le Compte D’Ory                                                                             Flying nun* (aerialist, actor)                                                Loft Opera, The Muse

Story Hour                                                                                         Woman, aerialist*                                                                 Only Child, The Muse

Groupmuse MASSIVE NYE                                                           Aerialist *                                                                              Groupmuse, The Muse

The Dead Dream Machine                                                               Agent Jackson (supporting)                                               La Luz, Dir. Rachel Klein

ALICE                                                                                                Guest Aerialist*                                                                     The Slipper Room NYC  

Symphony of Shadows                                                                     Aerialist/Dancer*, Rigging Design                                     Dixon Place, dir. Rachel Klein

Mrs. Mayfeild’s Class of  ‘93 20 Year Reunion                         Amanda (Lead)                                                                     CAPSLOCK Theatre, Mariah MacCarthy

The Internet                                                                                       Nicki (Lead)                                                                          Incubator Arts, Everywhere Theatre Group

Devil in the Hole                                                                               Witch(Aerialist)*, Rigging Design                                      Dixon Place, dir. Jen Wineman

Showgasm!                                                                                         Aerialist *                                                                               Ars Nova

Who Would We Be?                                                                         Woman #1*                                                                            Only Child,Circus Warehouse

Mad Girl’s Love Song                                                                       Lover*                                                                                     Only Child,Circus Warehouse


Regional/International Theatre/Aerial Performance (Also as Choreographer noted with *)

Frantic Assembly Advanced Training Performance                      Performer                                                                           Frantic Assembly (London November 2017)

CIRCUS SESSIONS                                                                       Aerial Performer*, Collaborator                                      Femmes du Feu, HarbourfrontCentre (Toronto)

Santa Barbara Floor to Air Festival                                                Guest Performer* and Teacher                                           SBCAD, Ninette Palomma (Santa Barbara, CA)

ASYLUM                                                                                            Nurse*                                                                                    Only Child, Burning Coal Theatre (Raleigh NC)

Circus Arts Fest. of Toronto                                                           Guest Performer* (Aerial)                                                   Anandam Dance

Scenes onstage: The Winter’s Tale                                                 Hermione                                                                              Shakespeare’s Globe (student show)



Art Machine                                                                                  Raquel (supporting)                                                           Pie Face Pictures, dir. Doug Karr

The Organization (Pilot Presentation)                                          Dr. Naya Durand (lead)                                                    Kadams Media, NYTVF for NBC 

Oh Adelaide!                                                                                     Tara (supporting)                                                               Tenement Street Workshop

Free Housecleaning                                                                          Noelle (Lead)                                                                    Rikpix Productions, dir. Rick Brown

... and Also the King’s Fall                                                                Mother (supporting)                                                        Matador Films, dir. Taryn Gould


Aerial and Artistic Workshop Instruction/Teaching

2019-present Pace University (New York, NY) Adjunct Faculty: Aerial Instruction in the Commercial Dance and Theatre programs

2018-present Aerial silks instructor for teens and adults at The Muse Gowanus

2018 Hudson Valley Circus Arts (Kingston, NY): Guest Instructor Aerial Act Creation Workshop, Private Coaching

2018 The Millbrook School (Millbrook, NY): Guest Instructor: Aerial Rope Workshop, Aerial Coach for Student Senior Projects

2017 Aerial Rope Workshop Instructor Om Factory USQ

2016 Millbrook School (Millbrook, NY) Intercession Instructor: Co-teacher/curriculum developer for week long aerial theatre program for high school students

2016 Resident Artist & Instructor, Floor to Air Festival: Santa Barbara Centre for Aerial Dance (CA)

2016 Guest Teaching Artist Triangle Yoga (Chapel Hill, NC)

2015-present Guest/Substitute Instructor Aerial Arts NYC

2015-16 Guest Teacher Burning Coal Theatre, Cirque du Vol (Raleigh, NC)

2015 Kids Circus Camp Instructor at The Muse Brooklyn

2014-present Guest Aerial Instructor for Special Events, Circus Warehouse NYC

2011- present Aerial Silks/Rope Instructor at The Muse Brooklyn

2010-2014 Aerial Silks Instructor The Sky Box/OM Factory USQ


Awards and Honors

2019 Brooklyn Arts Council Brooklyn Arts Fund Grant Recipient (w/ Only Child Aerial Theatre)

2018 Glenn P. Davis Aerial Choreography Recipient for the 20th Annual Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance Festival (Boulder, CO)

2017 Selected Participant Frantic Assembly Advanced Training Programme 

2017 Creative Residency/Apprenticeship with Olle Strandberg and Cirkus Cirkör in Sweden

2017 Special Invitation from Emma Rice to audit Boudica tech rehearsals at Shakespeare’s Globe London

2017 Selected Artist for performance in Circus Now: International Contemporary Circus Exposure,NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts (with Only Child Aerial Theatre)

2016 New Victory LabWorks Artist (with Only Child Aerial Theatre)

2016 Selected Collaborator Toronto Circus Sessions

2016 Resident Artist Santa Barbara Floor to Air Festival

2015 Brooklyn Arts Council Local Arts Support Grant Recipient (w/ Only Child Aerial Theatre)

2014 Brooklyn Arts Council Community Arts Fund Grant Recipient (w/ Only Child Aerial Theatre)

2014 Invited Performer Contemporary Circus Arts Festival of Toronto

2007 Bachelor of Sciences in Drama, Syracuse University Magna Cum Laude


Theatre and Circus Training

2007 Bachelor of Sciences in Drama, Syracuse University Magna Cum Laude

2005 Shakespeare’s Globe (5 month training) through Syracuse University, London UK

Frantic Assembly Advanced Training Programme, London (Jess Williams, Simon Pittman)

Gaga NYC Intensive (August 2019 with Billy Barry, Bret Easterling, Kyle Scheurich)

Gaga, regular classes in Ohad Naharin’s movement language (Bobbi Jene Smith, Or Schraiber, Omri Drumlevich, Zina Zinchenko)

Raw Energy Workshop (NoFit State Circus’ Firenza Guidi)

Committed Impulse Actor Training (Josh Pais)

Studio 5 Theatre Conservatory (Per Brahe, Aole Miller, Raina Von Waldenburg)

Tissu, Rope (Leo Hedman, Emiliano Ron, Alex Allan, Jordann Baker, Lisa Natoli, Paper Doll Militia)

Ballet (Richard Marsden, Suzi Winson)

Handstands (Adam Woolley, Ivory Fox)

Flexibility (Anna Venizelos, Michele Medina)

Kinstretch, private coaching (Beth Lewis)

NASM Personal Trainer Certification

Functional Range Conditioning Movement Specialist certification (Dr. Andreo Spina)

Fit for Birth Pre/Postnatal Training certification

Postural Restoration Institute Myokinematic Restoration Course