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Uploaded on Jan 7, 2008
Amy O'Neal will teaching for te Modern Guest Artists aat Dance New Amsterdam http://www.dnadance.org/modern_guest.... Amy O'Neal is a performer, choreographer, teacher and the co-director (along with Zeke Keeble) of locust (music/dance/video company) based in Seattle. Amy teaches contemporary dance technique and funk regularly at Velocity Dance Center in Seattle and has taught and/or conducted residencies at the University of Washington, University of Idaho, Idaho State University, Texas Woman's University, University of Oregon, Lane Community College (Eugene, OR), Northwest Vista College (San Antonio, TX), and Cornish College of the Arts (Seattle, WA). Her work has been commissioned by Spectrum Dance Theater, Cornish Dance Theater, Moving Current in Tampa, FL, and Seattle Theatre Group (collaborating with Sonia Dawkins and Savion Glover). As a performer, she worked with the Pat Graney Co. for 3 years, was a 6-year member of Scott/Powell Performance, and performed in Mark Haim's acclaimed Goldberg Variations. Amy also frequently collaborates with musician/comedian, Reggie Watts and will be performing in his new show Disinformation at the Under the Radar Festival in NYC this January. For locust, Amy has received funding from the Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, the international DanceWEB scholarship, the Mary Levine Fund, Artist Trust , 4 Culture, the Bossak/Heilbron Charitable Foundation, the National Dance Project, the National Performance Network, and the Creative Capital Foundation. Amy was emerging choreographer in residence at Bates Dance Festival this summer and recently toured to the University of Montana and SUSHI in San Diego with locust's latest performance work "mockumentary". Amy holds a BFA in dance from Cornish College of the Arts. You can check out her company's site and on myspace.com/locustsucka. Amy also likes to make dance for music videos!