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Danyah Miller

Storyteller - Writer - Artist

Danyah Miller is an enthusiastic public speaker, articulate and humorous. Based in the UK, she is the artistic director of Olivier nominated Wizard Presents. As an award-winning writer, storyteller, and solo performer she has performed across the UK, including multiple seasons in London’s West End, and internationally in Europe, Asia and USA. She works in theatres, universities, schools and libraries and in the corporate arena. Clients include Disney, Amey plc, Cheltenham Racecourse, plc, Westminster City Council, Waterstones, AL Marketing Communications Ltd, ASpace.

 

Danyah is a storytelling trainer, including an associate teacher at The International School of Storytelling for over 10 years. She mentors on a one to one basis. Danyah believes that when we’re empowered to find our own storytelling voice this can have a huge positive impact upon confidence, concentration, team-work, imagination, problem solving, powers of persuasion and presentation skills.

 

She has starred in five solo shows, Meet Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi Longstocking, Kika’s Birthday, Perfectly Imperfect Women, Why the Whales Came and I Believe in Unicorns the latter two both by Michael Morpurgo. She’s recently created a five star ‘Theatre in a Box’ production based on The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. 

Why Storytelling?

Our lives are stories. These, and the stories around us, form a powerful sense of who we are and who we will become. We tell stories everyday, as we interact with our families, friends and colleagues. Storytelling is a large part of what makes us human.

 

Sometimes we confuse activity with accomplishment. Nowadays we live our lives at such a fast pace that we need permission to take a break. Storytelling gives us that opportunity. Stories give peace to our minds and feed our souls, so that we can meet the world renewed and with new vitality.

Imagination is like a muscle, it needs exercise, just as our legs and arms do. In a world of passive media, stories and storytelling activities play an important role in strengthening imagination.

Reviews:

“Danyah’s one of the great storytellers in this country. She brings stories to life in the most enchanting way.”   - Michael Morpurgo (author of War Horse)


“Danyah Miller is a consummate storyteller” - The List (Edinburgh Fringe Festival)

Stories for children
In Conversation with Danyah

About The Company

​The Olivier Award nominated Wizard Presents team, led by artistic director Danyah Miller, together with a range of creative practitioners and associates, create inspiring and compelling family shows and musicals for all ages.

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