Miller Rothlein (MIRO) creates and performs original work that explores the collaborative intersections of contemporary dance, video, and visual art.

Miller Rothlein shares its vision with the general, artistic and professional communities through custom consultancies, residencies and workshops.  Under the leadership of Tobin Rothlein, these consultancies and other engagements focus on the power of the arts and creative collaboration as a base for positive change across diverse fields, with focus in the areas of Aesthetic Education, Arts Integration, Social Emotional Learning, and diverse models of collaboration and engagement.

Miller Rothlein believes in the importance of establishing creative and mutually beneficial partnerships with other organizations, individuals and artists in the communities where we live, work, and create.

In 2004 dancer and choreographer Amanda Miller and video and visual artist Tobin Rothlein founded Miller Rothlein in order to realize their unique creative vision, and explore the intersections of contemporary dance, video, and visual art. Miller, with ten years experience as a dancer at the Pennsylvania Ballet and choreographic studies in Europe under Siobhan Davies, is at the helm of MIRO’s choreographic exploration. Rothlein, whose work as video artist and visual designer for Rennie Harris Puremovement and others has garnered accolades nationally and internationally, oversees the company’s work in combining dance, multi-media and visual arts. Miller Rothlein produces the work of Miller and Rothlein alongside special collaborations with invited friends and guests.

Miller Rothlein’s vision is:

  • To be recognized  as a leader in cross disciplinary approaches that invite people to redefine and reevaluate the traditional boundaries of the performing and visual arts.
  • To be highly respected internationally for  providing new, custom, and  alternative models of arts integration, and  practice based arts education.
  • To exemplify and encourage healthy and creative work environments.

Miller Rothlein believes strongly in the notion of company core values. For us these are values woven into the very fabric of the organization. They are the pillars of MIRO and it is our intention to always embrace these values, consider them in our decision-making process, and never compromise them, even in the pursuit of stated goals.

These are:

  • Art as a base for positive change.
  • Integrity
  • Risk taking, content-driven art
  • Flexibility, mobility, and freedom
  • Supportive, collaborative, positive atmosphere – healthy work ecology
  • Allow for success – don’t ever hold back progress