Amy Bramlett

Amy Bramlett

Dance
Central Region
Hot Springs, Arkansas
501-282-9293
[email protected]
https://www.facebook.com/dancewithamybramlett/


Amy is a passionate performer that carries that enthusiasm into her teaching, as seen in her personal teaching statement. “As a teacher of dance, I hope to leave my students with an appetite to learn, grow, and appreciate more in order to develop as a mover, artist, performer, and person. Whether I teach my students every day, once a week, or for one master class, I want to leave them with hunger to absorb knowledge in every aspect of dance. I hope to instill eagerness to be a lifelong learner with their minds, bodies, and spirits. It is my goal as a teacher to bring forth encouraging energy and focus to mold a two-way street between my students and myself. My hope as a teacher is to provide my students with direction to a healthy atmosphere, where my voice and energy can inspire and guide growth and creativity.” Brief examples include the following: In the spirit of Christmas, Amy performed the Sugar Plum Fairy variation from the Christmas classic, The Nutcracker. She then followed her performance with a synopses of The Nutcracker, a short storytelling of the birth of ballet, including an explanation of why Ballet terms are in French and examples of their corresponding English terms. Amy asks the students questions such as what did you notice about how I held my body? What kind of dance was this? How did the dance make you feel? After the students describe characteristics of the dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Amy allows the students a chance to feel pointe shoes, a Nutcracker doll, and a tutu.

Background

Amy Bramlett (Hot Springs, AR) received her early ballet training from Edmond Cooper and her jazz, tap, contemporary, and clog training from Andrea Pierkowski. She completed her BFA in Ballet and Modern Dance as a Nordan Fine Arts Scholar at Texas Christian University in 2011. While attending TCU, she also received the Adrienne Miller Perner Scholarship and the Jerry Bywaters Cochran Scholarship from North Texas Dance Council while completing coursework in Educational Studies and Arts Administration. Amy has had the opportunity to perform and study all over the world with international dancers and choreographers. Amy was featured as a soloist in modern, contemporary and classical ballets in works choreographed by Robert Battle, Li-Chou Cheng, Susan Douglas Roberts, Elizabeth Gillaspy, Jeff Hseing, Loretta Livingston, Jenny Mendez, and Edisa Weeks. Amy also performs as a guest artist annually with the North Arkansas Dance Theatre as the Sugar Plum Fairy in their production of The Nutcracker, as well as with Hot Springs Children’s Dance Theatre Co as their Sugar Plum Fairy and as Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Amy is also the resident choreographer and principal dancer with the Muses Creative Project. Currently, she is working towards her Masters in Dance Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Amy has studied physical theatre in the United Kingdom, interned with the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes, toured and performed with Young! Tanzsommer in Europe, and was a Vegas week finalist in Season 8 of Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance.” Since graduation, Amy has performed on board Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines’ Serenade of the Seas and Princess Cruise Lines’ Ruby Princess and Grand Princess, taking her performance to an entirely new sea level. As a choreographer, her work “Drowning,” was chosen to represent TCU in the Festival of Student Scholarship and Creativity in 2011 and she has enjoyed the opportunity of guest teaching and choreographing at Henderson State University in 2013 and 2016. Amy was selected as ACANSA Avant-Garde Honoree in 2016 and nominated for Young Professional of the Year by the Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce and works as the Dance Chair with Hot Springs Women's Chamber of Commerce.

Most recently, Amy worked as a teaching artist with Arkansas Learning through the Arts and Garland County Library in the summer of 2014 through the present. She is also now the resident dance teacher for Hot Springs Middle and High School, where she has founded the Hot Springs Dance Troupe. Amy directs and volunteers the energy and focus of the Hto Springs Dance Troupe to compliment and support events, galas, and fundraisers within the community. Amy looks forward to a life dedicated to growing as a performer, artist, educator and creator, where she always welcomes opportunity and experience that will continuously mold her as a member of the dance community that exists all over world and sharing those experiences with the children and adults of the beautiful state of Arkansas.

AIE Program

Preferred Age Level: all ages
Geographic Availability: statewide
Time Availability: Open with advance notice
Special Needs: studio space for dance preferable, but will work with open space and chairs; electrical outlets