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School of Storytelling

Danyah Miller

Danyah Miller is a performer, workshop leader, writer, theatre producer, and mum, working nationally and internationally.

‘In Marathi (my mother tongue) there is a local myth which talks about a special substance – called paris - which can convert stones into gold, just by touching them. There is also a phrase in marathi, paris sparsha (sparsha is touch), that stands for an inside-out change for good, like the stone getting converted to gold due to paris. Both of your workshops have done something similar to me. Thank you very much’

Danyah trained in drama, dance and English, later studying improvisation, mime and physical theatre at Lecoq in Paris. Danyah trained on the London Waldorf Steiner First Three Years Course. She ran a parent and toddler group for two years, at the same time founding a Waldorf inspired kindergarten. Danyah completed one year Steiner Teacher Training course.

Danyah starred in “I Believe in Unicorns” by Michael Morpurgo which premiered at Edinburgh Fringe in 2013 before touring nationally and internationally for 2.5 years including two seasons in London’s West End and at Royal Festival Hall as part of Imagine Children’s Festival in February 2016.

This one woman show received an Argus Angel Award for Artistic Excellence at Brighton Festival 2014 and an Audience Choice Award for Get Creative Family Arts Festival in 2015.

'Danyah’s performance is a tour de force. The show is moving and memorable, a glorious example of the magic of storytelling. I didn’t like it, I loved it!’ Michael Morpurgo.

Her most recent show, ’Why the Whales Came’ also by Michael Morpurgo, is touring nationally and internationally.

She is currently creating a biographical wonder tale ‘Perfectly Imperfect Women’ which will premier in March 2017.

She teaches storytelling, all ages, around the country including at Story Museum Oxford; Northampton University; West of England Teacher Training Courses; Almeida Theatre as well as at The International School of Storytelling.

As a theatre producer, for Wizard Presents, she has co-produced three West End musicals, including Soul Sister - the life and times of Ike and Tina Turner, which was nominated for an Olivier Award in 2013.

Danyah’s Top Ten Tips for Storytelling with Children was published in Guardian in 2014

For 3 years she was the regular storyteller on BBC Three Counties Radio. She recorded a five part version of The Snow Queen for BBC Radio Solent which aired over Christmas 2014.

You can follow her on twitter @danyahmiller

"I really love training; sharing my love for stories, poems and songs with you, whilst offering skills and techniques to weave into everyday lives"