For over three decades, Lynnanne Hanson-Miller has dedicated her career to the research, preservation, and performance of multicultural dance and heritage. As a former member of the AMAN International Folk Ensemble, Miller toured nationally as principal dancer, vocalist, and choreographer. During her tenure with AMAN, she conducted over 5,000 dance workshops for both children and adults throughout the United States, and assisted with the development of AMAN's nationally acclaimed education program.
Miller’s workshops focus on traditional (folk) dance and provide a window into cultures of various ethnic groups. Content is chosen to suit grade and class levels, curriculum needs, scheduling requirements, and a school’s specific interest. Utilizing dance and music from various regions of the world, workshops engage students in content through a myriad of choices. Topics can include cultural background and heritage, storytelling, folkcraft, improvisation, and musical instruments. Any of these, as well as the dances, can be integrated into core curriculum areas such as Social Science, Math, and Language Arts.