Miriam Gittens (she/her) was born and raised in Fresno, California and received a diverse dance education from The Dance Studio of Fresno. In May of 2017, she graduated from The Juilliard School with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance. She furthered her training during intensives at chuthis. Movement Intensive, Bodytraffic, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Springboard Danse Montreal, and Nederlands Dans Theater. Miriam was involved in outreach programs and fellowships that allowed her to share her love for dance with audiences and students across New York City. In the year following her graduation, she joined chuthis under the direction of Peter Chu. In 2018, Miriam joined Ballet BC as an emerging artist under the direction of Emily Molnar where she has had the honor of performing works by Aszure Barton, Sharon Eyal, William Forsythe, Johan Inger, Emily Molnar, Ohad Naharin, Crystal Pite, and Medhi Walerski. This will be Miriam’s fourth season with the company.