Milly Canae Weiss has been dancing and acting since she was five years old. She received her dance, choreography, improvisation, and theatre training at Ballet Arts Minnesota in Minneapolis, SUNY Purchase Dance Conservatory, and the University of Minnesota. She also studied at summer intensives with the American Ballet Theatre where she was their first deaf dancer, the Washington Ballet, and at Gallaudet University. MIlly has performed locally as a dancer with the Ethnic Dance Theatre, Voices of Sepharad, and in Leili Prischet’s Hidden Yearnings. She has been an invited guest artist and dance teacher at Model Secondary School for the Deaf and in the Minneapolis Public Schools, and has worked as an assistant teacher with Young Dance Company. Milly co-founded Creating Language Through the Arts along with two other artists, and under a Minnesota State Arts Board grant they taught children in the St. Paul Public Schools how to express emotions and make cross cultural connections through creative movement, painting, and puppeteering. As an actor, Milly has starred most recently in Aditi Kapil’s “Love Person” at Park Square Theatre in St. Paul and in Janet Preus’ “Welcome to Hell” at Open Eye Theatre in Minneapolis. Milly is an ASL consultant and deaf interpreter with various theaters in the Twin Cities for nearly six years, such as the Guthrie Theatre, 20% Theatre, Minnesota Chorale and Mixed Precipitation Opera Company. Milly works as a teaching artist with Upstream Arts Organization, where she puts into action her belief that movement and dramatic expression can be tools for individuals to gain awareness about what is happening in their bodies and minds, and to process events in their lives. She recently moved to Charlotte, NC in 2018. Most recent works Milly did in Charlotte, NC are asl consultant for shadowing ASL Interpreters for “EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR” play and Deaf Interpreter for Gay Men’s Chorus of Charlotte to give an artistic perspective in ASL for D/HH audience to enjoy. Milly is excited to share her enriched experiences as a Deaf Artist with you all!