Brittany Mills is an enthusiastic, driven, high-energy artist with a passion for new works, musical theatre and her dogs.
A native to Atlanta, Brittany grew up with a lovely backyard where she played sports regularly with her siblings and dogs- little was she aware of the city’s bursting theatre and film scene at the time. After her first role as an ensemble member in her fifth-grade classroom production of “Pinocchio,” Brittany skipped her first basketball season ever to take “Intro to Acting” at The Alliance Theatre. Her world would never be the same again.
Brittany plunged headfirst, determined to learn everything she could about theatre and take every opportunity in the industry she was given. With her parent’s loving support, she auditioned for Fabrefaction Theatre Company’s upcoming production of “Annie.” At the age of 13, she left her audition that hot Atlanta June day with a role in the show and an apprenticeship with the company- claiming her title as “Youngest Worker in the Company's History.”
Working at Fabrefaction Theatre Company shaped the young artist Brittany would become. Over her six years with the company, she developed an unparalleled appreciation for process, artistic development, new works and education for young artists, that has carried strongly into her adulthood as a professional artist. For 50+ shows, Brittany held many positions at the non-profit organization, including Marketing Intern, Company Intern, Assistant Choreographer, Guest Teacher, Intern Coordinator, Stage Manager, Production Assistant and many more.
Her love of collaboration allowed her to work alongside and co-create directly with the Artistic Director, Artistic Associate, Managing Director and Operations Manager of the company. In addition to dedicating her time to the operations of the young company, Brittany participated in the company’s new conservatory program where she studied Practical Aesthetics, The Meisner Technique, Anne Bogart’s Viewpoints and Directing- as well as taking workshops in Micheal Chekhov's Technique and Method Acting.
One of her proudest accomplishments was her development as a founding member of Fabrefaction’s “Junior Company,” a program specifically designed to supplement student’s standardized school programs, as well as simulate the process of producing a show from start to finish. As an active member, Brittany served as “Junior Company’s” Company Manager for two years and as Artistic Director for her final year before leaving for college. She later returned to serve as a Guest Teacher for "Junior Company" until Fabrefaction officially closed its doors in 2017.
In 2016, Brittany further pushed her passions by pursuing her B.F.A in Acting at Adelphi University, with a minor in Business Administration. Over her four years at Adelphi, Brittany sought out various leadership roles that allowed her to exercise her creative expression and love for collaboration. After working as Assistant Choreographer, Assistant Director and Choreographer on several of The Department of Theatre’s productions, she was offered the position to Direct and Choreograph The Marvelous Wonderettes: Glee Club Edition as a part of the University’s Mainstage 2019-2020 Season.
In 2017, Brittany served as a Summer Residency Intern for New York Theatre Workshop, where she participated in the development of several new works that varied in degrees of process. She was brought back to New York Theatre Workshop’s Summer Residency Team as Senior Intern in the Summer 2019, to assist in coordinating a team of Interns, while supporting all the participating artists in NYTW’s Summer Residency Program and 2050 Artistic Fellowship.
For the Summer of 2018, Brittany worked as the Education Intern at Symphony Space, furthering her devotion to theatre education. Brittany assisted in the creation and success of several outreach programs for schools in the New York City area. Her most rewarding moments in this position were when she was able to participate with the students and serve as a Teaching Assistant to the various Teaching Artists in dance and music.
Now living in New York City, Brittany works as an actor, director and collaborator, maintaining the same love for new works, process and artistic expression that she has had since middle school. Brittany is blessed to work and co-create everyday with a group of artists and friends. They are currently working on the development of several new projects together, that they are hoping to workshop soon in New York City.
Outside of the time she spends in the theatre, Brittany regularly practices yoga, paints, writes and enjoys the outdoors. Brittany still makes time every year to go home to Atlanta and see her family and dogs (yes, they all still play sports in their yard when they’re all together).