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Dena Miller is the Dallas Editor for Miss A. She has been described by Style Network as a "Queen Bee". Formerly a glam rock scene Diva, Dena is now a Socialite on the Dallas philanthropy scene, specializing in Polo events that benefit women's and children's causes.

While never forgetting her small town roots from a Midwestern farming community in rural Missouri, she’s fit right in the “Big D” since coming here in 1984. After 11 years of promoting the music scene, hobnobbing with the most popular bands from coast to coast, she switched gears after meeting her husband at the first Polo match she ever attended. Always one for excitement, Polo became her new rock n roll.
With her marriage and new found passion for polo, came Philanthropy. Miller founded the Ladies Polo Auxiliary of Texas in 2005 with the goal of promoting the Sport of Kings in north Texas via charity events for causes that are close to her heart. To date the LPA has raised over $500,000 for causes such as domestic violence, children with serious medical needs, therapeutic horsemanship, the Polo Training Foundation, children’s advocacy and food drives for north Texas food Bank. When not working on her own events she is attending Charity luncheons and balls as well as volunteering at golf tournaments and Special Olympics events. She is a member of the USPA Equine Welfare committee and on Board of Dress For Succes Dallas.

Writing has been a lifetime passion of Dena’s. Besides working on a book that proceeds will benefit domestic violence organizations, and writing for two national polo magazines, is a frequent contributor to Dallas area publications, winning Best Contributor Award from Dallas Morning News Neighborsgo, she is co-authoring a book on the phenomenon of cyber bullying by adult women, referred to as Cyber Harrassment.

1st Annual College Audition Workshop Presented By DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards And Texas State University

HSMTA-logo rev1Very exciting news for students of theater ! August 17 and 18, 2013 a first ever College Audition Workshop will be held at the Music Hall at Fair Park. At this forum, aspiring young high school performers and their parents will have the opportunity in one location to meet theater faculty from seven top Texas in-state universities, hear presentations about their programs, participate in a mock dance call and present their audition material and receive valuable feedback and direction from university faculty members. Students will also be able to attend a talk given by Mary Anna Dennard, nationally renowned college audition coach and author of I GOT IN! The Ultimate College Audition Guide For Acting & Musical Theatre.
Participating Universities: Abilene Christian University, Baylor University, Sam Houston State University, Texas Christian University, Texas State University at San Marcos, (DSM partner and one of the highest ranked musical theater programs in the country); Texas Wesleyan University, University of Texas Austin.

WHEN: Saturday, August 17 – Sunday, August 18, 2013

WHERE:
Music Hall at Fair Park
909 1st Ave
Dallas, Texas 75210
Ph. 214-565-1116

TICKETS:
$65- Includes attendance at
• All college program presentations
• Mary Anna Dennard presentation, (including free copy of her book, I GOT IN! The Ultimate College Audition Guide For Acting & Musical Theatre)
• Audit mock dance & vocal/monologue auditions

$125- Includes attendance at
• All college program presentations
• Mary Anna Dennard presentation (including free copy of her book, I GOT IN! The Ultimate College Audition Guide For Acting & Musical Theatre)
• Upon acceptance, participation in mock dance and vocal/monologue auditions including feedback and direction from university faculty (applicants must submit audition video)

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