Named “one of figure skating’s most influential people,” Lea Ann Miller was known for her sophistication and bold style on the ice. Those same traits led her to become one of the most sought-after artistic directors in her field.
A former Olympic and World figure skater, Lea Ann skated professionally with her partner Bill Fauver dazzling audiences worldwide and showcasing her ability to create inspiring, dramatic performances. Upon her retirement from skating in 1992, choreography and Show direction were the natural next steps for her. Since then Lea Ann has created, directed and choreographed more than 200 shows for network television.
Today, as a live event director, Miller uses her experience to create one-of-a-kind events. With unparalleled design, relationship management skills and a reputation for combining quality and artistry, Lea Ann has the ability to orchestrate world class events.
EVENT PRODUCTION TIMELINE
Marketing and events consultant at Workpoint, a 15,000 sq. ft. coworking space on the Long Island Sound in Stamford, CT. Workpoint features a 1,000 sq. ft. media studio, green screen, editing rooms and event spaces.
As a freelance event consultant, Miller orchestrates corporate, charity and private events, including large-scale weddings. Directing all aspects of production from event budgets and scheduling to talent and venues, Miller produces $100K+ parties and events, garnering repeat business and excellent referrals.
Working with Wayne Lachman Productions in Stamford, CT, Miller produced a series of highly successful road shows for Verizon Wireless, sales and mid-year review events—demonstrating her ability to create motivating, business-driving content on time and on budget.
As artistic director for the NBC Series “Disson Skating”, Miller choreographed and directed more than 180 arena shows. Her role included all aspects of the production from lighting and set design, scheduling, collaborating with the sponsors and TV production, to working directly with the musical talent and skaters on music selection and choreography. Her work raised sponsorship exposure, and influenced positive Nielsen ratings.
Miller worked with the CBS research team to develop athlete feature stories, as well as producing backstage and on-air talent at the Albertville and Nagano Olympics with the Emmy-award winning team.
As an associate director at ABC, Miller assisted the Executive Producer in staffing and revitalizing the production process, developing progressive ideas that led to a higher-performance team and multiple successful productions.
Over 20+ years, Miller has served as athlete consultant, choreographer and performance director for IMG in New York. Her focus has been on discovering and exposing new athletic talent while raising performance quality and production value for multiple shows and tours, including the “Stars on Ice” tour, featuring Scott Hamilton, Kristi Yamaguchi, Katarina Witt, Yuka Sato, and many more.
Lea Ann has done many seminars, motivational speeches, and appearances representing the Olympic committee. Her infectious enthusiasm has motivated all ages in the art of sport and business.
ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE/PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Present: US Olympic committee, US Sailing association, American Yacht Club, Special Olympics, BMW road to Olympics, Business Council of Fairfield, CT
1986–1996, Stars On Ice / IMG Tour
1986–1988, Torvill and Dean World Tour, 15 countries
1986, World Professional Silver Medalist
1985, Professional Debut at the Met in NYC
1981-1984, US World Figure Skating Team and 1984 Olympian, Sarajevo