Introduction to Dance Studies, Dance Production, Senior Seminar
Amy holds her undergraduate degree in Ballet and Psychology from Indiana University and received an MFA in Fine Arts from IU in 2011. Her studies focused on non-verbal communication and crossed over into costume design, performance, installations and movement. Amy Burrell is currently an adjunct lecturer in Indiana University’s Contemporary Dance Program. She has been involved with the dance department since 2007 when she began designing costumes for performances. Amy is an experienced teacher in studio practices and over the years has taught dance production, intro to dance studies, ballet, modern dance, movement for actors, studio art and aerial silks.
She has worked as both a dancer and designer in Austin TX, New York City, Brazil, Germany and Cleveland OH. She is a practicing massage therapist and integrates bodywork and somatic practices into her courses.
Her performance-based practices include site specific, gallery installations, production and design for dance, interactive installations and video performance. Amy has received the Fran Snygg Art Award and a graduate fellowship from the Hope School of Fine Arts. Recent collaborations include the Indiana University Dance Theaters’ Global Perspectives and Empathic Movement with Leslie Sharpe.
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