Dan Milliken

Dan Milliken split his childhood between Kaneohe, Hawaii and Bethesda, Maryland.

Once a high school theater queen, Dan has most recently performed sans-script on WIT ensemble iMusical and indie team Ugh. He has also directed WIT ensemble Madeline and featured ensemble LIZARD GIRL.

Dan’s favorite things include fried chicken and RuPaul’s Drag Race. He has always identified as a cat person, but recently feels like he’s becoming a dog person, maybe? It’s a confusing time.

Photo by Andrew Bossi

WIT Nickname
Dream Home

When Dan Milliken was young, he used to comb through boxes of Lucky Charms and eat only the marshmallows, leaving behind all those boring wheat-bits that no one likes.

The rest of his family took issue with this habit.

Over the years, Dan has become more respectful of kitchen etiquette. But when it comes to improv, his mantra is still “all killer, no filler”; he loves helping students indulge their creative sweet tooth to the max. His teaching philosophy emphasizes fun and freedom, and builds upon the natural qualities that each student brings to the table.

Dan is a graduate of WIT’s curriculum, and has studied with instructors from the Upright Citizens Brigade, iO, Annoyance, Magnet, and Philly Improv theaters. Onstage, he has most recently performed with WIT ensemble iMusical and indie team Ugh. He has also coached WIT ensemble Madeline and featured ensemble LIZARD GIRL.

Student Feedback

“Dan was a fantastic instructor. He pushed us to challenge ourselves when we needed it, but was always a supportive safety net as well.”

“Dan is a ton of fun, genuinely cares about his students, and is really good at giving feedback . . . He created an environment where we all felt like we were allowed to be our crazy selves.”

“All hail Millie.”


Photo by Andrew Bossi

Favorite Quote
"When you become the image of your own imagination, it’s the most powerful thing you could ever do." -RuPaul
Favorite Emoji
The little detective guy with the magnifying glass