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Friday, Nov. 10 2023
MILES YEUNG-TIEU, Contemporary Forms

A group of dancers in black and red costumes on stage. A group of University of the Arts dancers in black and red costumes on stage.

Photo by Ian Douglas, courtesy University of the Arts

University of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA

Under the leadership of Donna Faye Burchfield and Jen McGinn, the School of Dance at University of the Arts in Philadelphia is filled with talented, expressive students and exceptional, world-recognized faculty artists who join in bringing together expansive and far-reaching experiences and ideas.

The school reimagines and reinvigorates training and study approaches to reflect the ever-expanding landscape of dance, while simultaneously encouraging and supporting the future for young dance artists. Students are encouraged to dream and discover their interests; articulate and multiply their perspectives; and situate themselves as participants capable of seeing and experiencing dance in new ways. The curriculum takes the depth and rigor of a discipline-based dance conservatory, while actively interweaving practice and theory and maintaining international collaborations and exchanges at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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Miles Yeung Tieu


Originally from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Miles Yeung-Tieu is a dance artist currently based in Philadelphia, PA. Miles received his training at the University of the Arts completing both his BFA in Modern Performance (’14) and MFA in Dance (’19). Throughout the completion of both degrees, he has had the opportunity to be in exchange with various international institutions including Centre National de la Danse (Paris, France), Institut Chorégraphique International – Centre Chorégraphique National (Montpellier, France), and Le Biennale di Venezia (Venice, Italy). Beyond his time as a student at UArts, Miles has also served as faculty assisting in productions and works by Douglas Becker, Mark Haim, and Symone Holliday, as well as teaching various studio practices courses for the schools of Dance and Musical Theater.

Miles’s performance credits include Stacey Tookey’s Still Motion, Helen Simoneau Danse, national tours with Brian Sander’s JUNK, the New York City production of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, tedted Performance Group, and La Biennale di Venezia’s Arsenale della Danza. As a member of the Arsenale della Danza, Miles was able to study and perform works by international artists including Francesca Harper, Pichet Klunchun, Adriana Borriello, Ko Murobushi, Josef Frucek and Linda Kapetanea while also creating and touring a new work by Ismael Ivo, Biblioteca del Corpo, throughout Europe and South America.

Most recently, Miles has served as full time faculty at Cornell University where he has taught modern, ballet, composition, as well as premiering two new works (Event Horizon [2022], CRICKET [2023]). Here, he also restaged and performed Mark Haim’s solo work The Goldberg Variations. Miles currently dances with Brooklyn-based company Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group, recently completing their national tour of the work POWER, works as a collaborator with Philadelphia-based company BigKid Dance, under the direction of Mark Caserta, with their recent residency as a Choreographic Fellow at Jacob’s Pillow in the Berkshires.

Growing up, Miles attended events by NYCDA and continues to remain active in the competition world by adjudicating for organizations such as Ticket to Broadway, Elevate, and World Class Talent Experience. He hopes to help guide young artists towards a path that nurtures their talents and dreams