About the Director

Greg Blake Miller, Ph.D., CPLC

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Olympian Creative Education is led by award-winning writer, editor and teacher Greg Blake Miller. Two decades in media, academia and the arts have taken Miller from the “Wild Wild East” of 1990s Russia, where he worked at Mosfilm Studios and The Moscow Times, to the neon roller coaster of 21st century Las Vegas. Now he looks forward to helping you hone your voice and create your adventure.

Over the past decade, Miller has helped hundreds of students develop their creative voices and fresh outlooks on the world in his writing and communication courses at the University of Oregon and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. From 2010-2014, Miller edited Vegas Seven magazine, helping to build the publication and lead it to 95 state and regional honors. In 2011, he was named Nevada’s Outstanding Journalist, and Vegas Seven won the state’s General Excellence Award in 2014.

Whether working with writers, designers, urban thinkers or scholars, Miller has a passion for helping people harness their innate potential to observe, understand, structure and create. He has worked with renowned theatrical directors Franco Dragone and Pavel Brun (Le Réve, Celine Dion’s A New Day) and was the story producer for film director Kerry Candaele’s critically acclaimed 2013 documentary Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony, which screened at Lincoln Center and at numerous international film festivals.

Miller holds a doctorate in international communication from the University of Oregon and a master’s degree in creative writing from the University of Southern California, where he won the prestigious Moses Fiction Prize. He is also a graduate of the University of Washington’s master’s program in Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, and has written extensively about Russia and the former Soviet Union, culminating with Reentry Shock (UMI, 2010),  the story of how a group of late-Soviet filmmakers challenged the nation’s stifling cultural conventions and helped pave the way for Perestroika. Miller did his undergraduate work at the University of California, Irvine, graduating summa cum laude in history.

You can contact Miller at GBM@OlympianCreative.com or via the form below.

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