Danyah is a performer, trainer, writer, theatre producer and mum.
Danyah is passionate about sharing her storytelling knowledge and experiences with others. She is particularly interested in storytelling with children - from early years through to working with teenagers - spontaneous storytelling; biographical storytelling and performance storytelling. Danyah's dream is that stories are shared within every family everywhere.....
Danyah trained as a Waldorf parent and toddler group leader, opened a Waldorf Steiner inspired home-school kindergarten and trained (for 1 year) as a Waldorf Steiner teacher. She uses the knowledge she gained from these to work with story in state and private nurseries and schools across the country and in other institutions including Universities and teacher training courses.
Danyah trained in drama, dance and English (BA Degree at Bretton Hall College) and later studied improvisation, mime and physical theatre at Lecoq in Paris. She is currently touring in Wizard Presents productions’ of ‘I Believe in Unicorns’ by Michael Morpurgo, which received an Argus Angel Award for Artistic Excellence at Brighton Festival 2014 and an Audience Choice Award for Get Creative Family Arts Festival, ‘Why the Whales Came’ by Michael Morpurgo, ‘Perfectly Imperfect Women’ - a biographical wonder tale which she also wrote. These shows have toured nationally and internationally including seasons in the West End, as part of Imagine Children’s Festival at Royal Festival Hall and to Hong Kong and Singapore.
Show trailers for all shows are on her company website www.wizardpresents.co.uk
For 3 years Danyah was a the regular storyteller on BBC Three Counties Radio. She recorded a 5 part version of The Snow Queen for BBC Radio Solent which aired over Christmas 2014 and is now working with BBC Radio Surrey.
Danyah will open in Kika’s Birthday at Orange Tree Richmond at Christmas. The production will transfer to Little Angel Theatre in 2018.
As a theatre producer, for Wizard Presents, Danyah co-produced two West End musicals, including Olivier nominated ‘Soul Sister’ (Life and times of Tina Turner) which opened at Hackney Empire in 2012.
Danyah’s Top Ten Tips for Storytelling with Children http://goo.gl/OLxm2Q
You can follow Danyah on Twitter @danyahmiller
It's been a real pleasure to work with you, you inspired me a lot. I will definitely book other courses with you in the future!
Course Participant - Begin it Now - specifically with Children in Mind
I am really very grateful for you amazing course it really gave me what I needed to now go out into the world and tell stories.
Course Participant - Spontaneous Storytelling