Orlando Ballet’s Executive Director Awarded OBE in Her Majesty The Queen’s New Year’s Honors List
Caroline Miller, Orlando Ballet’s Executive Director who joined the company in August 2016, has been awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in The Queen’s New Year’s honors list. The award recognizes Caroline’s Services to the Arts.
Caroline will attend a ceremony at Buckingham Palace in March 2017 to receive her award from a member of the Royal family.
Caroline Miller is from London, England. Before joining Orlando Ballet she was Director of Dance UK, the national organization representing the professional dance industry in the United Kingdom. During her 10 years at Dance UK, Caroline Miller raised the profile of dance in the UK substantially, working tirelessly to gain the support of government for dance across its many forms. She was recognized in the 2014 Evening Standard list of the 1000 most influential Londoners for her work helping to create the first National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science, providing fast, affordable specialist healthcare for dancers. For the last five years her most significant project has been to build a sustainable business model to provide support services for the dance industry resulting in Dance UK successfully merging with three other major dance charities to form a larger industry body called One Dance UK.
Caroline holds a Master’s degree in Cultural Leadership from City University in London, England, and is a former Fellow of the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C..
Her current voluntary roles include being Vice Chair of Studio Wayne McGregor and being part of the advisory board for Kerry Nicholls Dance.
In January 2016, she was awarded the De Valois Award for Outstanding Achievement at the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards in London. The award was also given that year to the legendary ballerina Sylvie Guillem.