James Earl Miller
Professional Dancer, Teacher and Software Developer
James Earl Miller purchased his home here in Lake Arrowhead, California in the Spring of 2002. As a professional in Corporate America the home was purchased as a retirement home while he worked in the Los Angeles and San Diego areas over the year’s prior to moving to Lake Arrowhead full time in the Summer of 2016.
Currently Mr. Miller works for the IT company that supports the County of San Diego as a Lead SQL Developer who develops software to help facility business workflow processes. He is fortunate to work from home which was a blessing when the pandemic started. He was an instructor for 5 years at the Educational Management Corporation Teaching Business Administration courses. Prior to working in Corporate America, Mr. Miller was a professional dancer.
Mr. Miller obtained his Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and his MBA degrees after a career in working in Entertainment. In his career working as a professional dancer, his first professional dance job was at Disneyland. He performed there for many years a jazz and tap dancer. He was fortunate to work with such stars at Disneyland like the Pointer Sisters, Pearl Bailey, Shalimar, Cool & the Gang, and many others.
His interest in dance started as a child while watching television. During his career as a dancer he performed in musical theater, television and movies working with stars Nell Carter, Hinton Battle, Debbie Allen, Maurice Hines (Gregory Hines brother) and Christian Bale in Newsies. Some of the shows he has done was “Hello Dolly with Nell Carter”, “My One and Only with Arthur Duncan”, “Different World with Debbie Allen” and “Fame”. He had started teaching dance shortly after his first year of studying dance. He taught tap, jazz and ballet for many years while being a dancer.
Last year in September of 2019 he started an adult tap dance class at the Lake Arrowhead School of Dance until the pandemic closed many businesses. Today the adult class may start up after the pandemic has been managed until then and moving forward, he is going to start teaching tap and jazz classes to the children at the same school.