Amelia is an artistic director, choreographer, dancer/athlete, experiential learning guide, public speaker and mom. As the founder and artistic director of BANDALOOP she re-imagines dance by activating public and natural spaces through vertical dance, inspiring wonder in audiences around the world. Her imagistic and dynamic work, whether in theaters or on skyscrapers or cliffs, investigates our relationships to each other and our environments while highlighting community through free performance in public space.
She has received over 35 grants and commissions, most recently from the Mellon, Gerbode and Hewlett foundations and has been supported consistently for over two decades by the National Endowment for the Arts. Along with her dance teaching, she leads corporate and non-profit groups through experiential learning and creative disorientation. She served for three years on the board of Dance USA and as chair of the council of managing directors for mid-sized dance companies. Amelia holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in comparative religion from Swarthmore College and the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley.
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