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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.

Dallas Children’s Theater Celebrates 30th Anniversary With Hat Design Contest For Shows In 2013- 2014 Season


Following the popularity of last season’s “Pinkalicious The Musical” costume design contest, Dallas Children’s Theater continues to do its part to cheer on aspiring designers by making their creative dreams a reality. As the theater celebrates 30 great years of service to the community, DCT raises its hat in gratitude and admiration to all the artists, patrons, board members and friends who have helped to make DCT what it is today.

“Our hats are off to the nearly four million people, and counting, who have seen a DCT performance to date,” says Robyn Flatt, DCT’s executive artistic director and co-founder. “Three decades is a dream come true and we are planning parties and fun  for everyone so that celebration lasts all season long.”

Eleven winners will help build their hat with DCT’s resident designer, Emmy nominated Lyle Huchton. One winning entry for each show in the 2013-2014 season will be chosen, and the winning hat will actually appear on stage in that show! Winners will also receive a bio in the show program, four tickets to opening night and recognition on the stage. Everyone who submits an entry will have their beautiful design prominently displayed in DCT’s lobby for the entire season. At the conclusion of the season, the winning hats will be auctioned off in a fundraiser benefiting DCT. All entries must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, July 15. Winners will be announced on  Friday, August 2.

Photo by Karen Almond

Photo Credit: Karen Almond

To submit:
1) Pull out your favorite colors, papers, pens, pencils,
paints, glitter, glue, fabric, magazine clippings – any medium you like!
2) Look at DCT’s Inspiration Kit  to see the shows and design requests.
3) Put your hat design ideas on paper.  You can choose one show or design hats for all eleven.
4) Download, print and fill out DCT’s registration form.
Mail or deliver your paper design(s) and registration form to:

Dallas Children’s Theater
Hat Design Contest
5938 Skillman Street,
Dallas, Texas 75231.

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