Miller, Jack - Richmond Ballet

Jack Miller

Company Dancer

Hometown: Fort Wayne, Indiana // Joined: 2019

Jack Miller, born in Fort Wayne, IN, began his dance training with Fort Wayne Ballet at the age of seven. His training included summer intensives at Boston Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and The Royal Ballet in London. Jack began dancing professionally with Fort Wayne Ballet at the age of 17. He performed in works such as Gerald Arpino’s Confetti and Cinderella. In 2019, Jack moved to Richmond to join Richmond Ballet’s second company. He danced with RBII for two years until he was promoted to the main company. That same year, he also received his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University. With Richmond Ballet, Jack has performed in works such as Val Caniparoli’s Violin, Jerome Robbins’ In the Night, and Ma Cong’s Ershter Vals and Firebird. Jack is very excited to be starting his fifth year with Richmond Ballet.

Education & Training
Primary training at Fort Wayne Ballet and Summer Intensives at San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre

Professional Experience / Career Highlights
My first year as a professional I was coryphèe with Fort Wayne Ballet. Highlights include the solo from Eddie Stierle’s Lacrymosa which was performed in many venues including Taizhou, China. Also, I performed as the Prince Charming in Cinderella. The following two years were spent in Richmond ballet’s II. I performed in pieces such as George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations, Val Caniparoli’s Violin, Val Caniparoli’s Stolen Moments, and George Balanchine’s Who Cares?

What inspired you to become a professional dancer?
As a child, I was very clumsy and had a tendency to break bones in spectacular falls and tumbles. So my mother decided I could use a little grace in my life and she put me in ballet classes. I’ve fallen in love with the art ever since.

What is your favorite role that you’ve performed with Richmond Ballet?
Val Caniparoli’s Violin

What do you enjoy about being part of Richmond Ballet?
I thoroughly enjoy how much of a family Richmond Ballet is. Everyone is extremely friendly. We are always looking out for each other.

What do you like about living in Richmond?
The food. There are so many amazing restaurants in Richmond!

What hobbies or activities do you enjoy doing off-stage?
When I’m not on stage or in rehearsal, I enjoy cooking, playing guitar, and hanging out with my 16 year old cat, Oscar.

A photo gallery of Jack's artistry

Our Artists

Company Dancers

Our professional company is made up of elite dancers from around the world who have helped earn Richmond Ballet critical acclaim. Dance/USA says Richmond Ballet is “a jewel among U.S. dance companies,” while The Washington Post calls it “a company to which dance fans everywhere ought to pay attention.” We’re proud of all that our company dancers bring to Richmond, and the world.

Aleksey Babayev
Courtney Collier
Michael Duncan
Celeste Gaiera
Celeste Gaiera
Mikell Graf
Colin Jacob
Colin Jacob
Khaiyom Khojaev
Khaiyom Khojaev
Eri Nishihara
Eri Nishihara
Zacchaeus Page
Naomi Robinson
Naomi Robinson
Izabella Tokev
Izabella Tokev
Ira White
Ira White

Studio Company

The Richmond Ballet Studio Company is the highest level of School of Richmond Ballet, featuring exceptional student dancers from across the country. The eleven-month program includes a diverse range of performance opportunities such as Lecture Demonstrations, Richmond Ballet Company mainstage performances, and the end-of-season showcase with the Richmond Ballet Trainees.


First Row
Avalon Kirby

Second Row (L-R):
Tekhylon Armour
Katrina May Thomas

Third Row (L-R):
Itay Krasnovsky
Hannah MacLeod
Josiah Lax
Rika Kinoshita
Darius Mealy
Kennady Jackson
Cade Bolz


Founded in 1993, the nationally recognized Richmond Ballet Trainee Program offers select advanced students a transitional experience to bridge the gap between the academic ballet setting and the world of professional dance. The Richmond Ballet Trainee Program is one of the few in this country that enables aspiring dancers to pursue formal dance training and gain valuable performance experience with a professional company.


First Row (L-R):
Chelsea Hacking
Kate Swales
Genesis Robinson

Second Row (L-R):
Tess Moayedi
Eden Wilson
Isabella Vanik
Gillian Carr

Third Row (L-R):
Oliver Gardner
Alexis Dawson
Bella Ownby
BriAnna Binzak
Sydney Stutzman
Benjamin Piner

Artistic Staff

The Artistic Staff at Richmond Ballet is made up of international professionals who each bring incredible talent, expertise, and credentials to their respective roles. With impressive backgrounds and world experience, they offer a unique perspective that has helped shape our organization over the years.

Ma Cong
Artistic Director
Headshot of Richmond Ballet Artistic Director Stoner Winslett.
Stoner Winslett
Founding Artistic Director
Judy Jacob headshot, Artistic Associate & School Director.
Judy Jacob
Artistic Associate & Chairman of Faculty
Igor Antonov
Artistic Associate and Studio Company Director
Lauren Fagone
Artistic Associate
Erin Freeman
Erin Freeman
Resident Conductor