"Below is a link to my Donation Page. This will help me keep internet service on and be able to continue my efforts to spread the joy of Swing and pay the rent. I never got any royalties from the films I was in or the performances we did. So I live day to day.
Thank You so much."
Known to many as the Queen of Swing, Norma Miller is an author, choreographer, dancer, comedian and actor whose career spans over seven decades. Discovered at the age of twelve by the Savoy Ballroom's legendary dancer Twist Mouth George, Ms. Miller has been in show business ever since.
Honored with a 2003 National Heritage Foundation Fellowship from the National Endowments of the Arts for her role in creating and continuing to preserve "the acrobatic style swing dance, known as the Lindy Hop," Ms. Miller (at a young 93 years of age) continues to be an inspiration to all who know her.
Ms. Miller's energy continues to amaze. She recently published her third book, "Swing Baby Swing", and is currently working on her fourth book, "Me & John Biffar" along with writing several songs, including "The Big Apple", her valentine to her hometown of New York, which she composed and wrote with Frank Owens.
Ms. Miller is also the subject of author and historian Al Governor's recently released children's book, "Stompin at the Savoy". Illustrated by Martin French, the book tells the story of her childhood in Harlem and takes readers to Paris, Rio and Hollywood as a teenage Norma travels the world dancing with Whitey's Lindy Hoppers.
Florida filmmaker John Biffar completed a 72 minute documentary in 2006, "Queen of Swing" (view the trailer.) Narrated by Bill Cobbs, Queen of Swing takes an inside look at Norma Miller's influence in the globalization of America's jazz culture and her and her fellow artist's role in racial integration. The documentary features interviews with Bill Cosby, Bill Cobbs, Frankie Manning, Phoebe Jacobs and Leonard Reed.
Norma continues to travel throughout the year, making appearances at a number of Swing Dance festivals and Jazz events around the world. In addition to teaching master classes, Norma also performs her comedy act and screens the "Queen of Swing" documentary.
For more information on John Biffar's documentary, "Queen of Swing", please contact Dreamtime Entertainment by phone at 239-549-4081 or via Email at John@DreamtimeEntertainment.com.