2018 SDI ADJUDICATORS
Simon Fildes is an international award-winning film-maker, artist and teacher who has worked in a range of organizations and educational institutions as a researcher, creative producer, project manager and lecturer. Simon is a respected editor and director of documentaries, promos and short films; as well as an interactive installation artist. This has taken Simon from Rio de Janeiro to Addis Ababa, Hong Kong to Sydney; lecturing, leading workshops and chairing debates from Beijing to Buenos Aires, Den Haag to Salt Lake City. He has received a range of arts funding in Scotland and Internationally, and has exhibited at festivals, galleries and site specific locations around the world.
Rachel Miller is a company dancer, instructor, choreographer, and Midwest Regional Alternative Dance Festival (RAD Fest) Curator for Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers, Southwest Michigan’s premiere professional modern dance company. She attended The Ohio State University as a Dance Major, holds a BA in Creative Writing through Western Michigan University, and an MFA in Dance through Hollins University in partnership with the former Forsythe Company of Frankfurt, Germany. Rachel has performed all over the country, and her choreographic and screendance works have been presented in the Midwest RAD Fest in Kalamazoo, Detroit Dance City Festival in Detroit, Big River Dance Festival in Huntington, South Bend, Las Vegas, New Orleans, New York, Fringe Festival Praha (Prague), Indianapolis, and has had a piece of choreography commissioned as a work of study for the Lincoln Center Institute for Aesthetic Education Kalamazoo Chapter. Rachel is a 2005 recipient of the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation Emerging Artist Grant and a 2010 recipient of the Kalamazoo Artist Development Initiative Grant. Miller has sat on the adjudication panels for the Motor City Dance on Film Festival, RAD Festival, Screen. Dance.Now., and ACDA. She has taught in the Western Michigan University Dance Department and is currently on faculty at Grand Valley State University, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, and is a 2018 MFA Thesis Coordinator for Hollins University.
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