FOR’s Ryan Art’s Attracts New Talent: Trevor Miles

The Father Ryan Arts Center has been infused with new faces and passionate people over the past year, and Trevor Miles is a prime example. Between reviving FOR’s Hip-Hop & Lyrical Movement Dance classes, he has also brought his award winning TC Dance Collective and Family Yoga classes to the center.  

Additionally, Trevor has taught free classes at FOR Family Fun Nights and RADical days and hopes to bring Adult Line Dancing, Hip-Hop Aerobics & Community Yoga to FOR’s beautiful dance studios & theater.

Trevor is a self-taught, powerhouse artist hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He began dancing at age 17. After trying African and Modern Dance, he quickly began to develop his own style. Hip-Hop dominated the earlier years of his career as he created signature routines and stories of depth.

As he connected with other dancers across the city, he also began teaching at a variety of sites, such as Urban Pathways Charter School, Thelma Lovette YMCA and Clairton City School District. Trevor offered his dance classes free of charge, and in 2013 he was awarded the NACCP Community Service award for his efforts with youth in the City of Clairton.

Other sites he’s instructed at include Yoga at Pittsburgh Classical Academy, Healthy Living Masterclasses at the Thelma Lovette YMCA, and Vocal Lessons at Obama Middle School. 

His stage performances helped raise thousands of dollars for charity, and in 2013, he met another career milestone –over $10,000 raised for Friends of Denang, The Homeless Children’s Education Fund, Uniqua’s Love, the Clairton City Food Bank and the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

In 2014, Trevor decided to create his own hand-selected collective of dancers to take his storytelling to the next level. Trevor C. Dance Collective was born, and quickly gained notoriety after performing on the stages of the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Mr. Small’s Theater ,and the University of Pittsburgh.

 In 2015, Trevor C . Dance collective doubled in size, and started performing at much larger venues,such as Pittsburgh’s Benedum Center. Up next for the Collective is the debut of their MLK Tribute,“Of Color”,their Hip-Hop Mashup“Squad”and the Pittsburgh Premiere of their piece,“Conversion.”