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Ballet Guest Artist in Residence: Amy Seiwert

Release date: July 08, 2011

August 22-27, 2011

The Goucher dance department is pleased to welcome Amy Seiwert as the Guest Artist in Residence for the Early Arrival Program. 

Amy Seiwert, a native of Cincinnati, enjoyed a nineteen-year performing career dancing with Smuin and Sacramento Ballets.  She moved to SF in 1999, the same year she won the Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur Choreography Competition in Quebec.  As a dancer with Smuin Ballet she became involved with the "Protege Program" where her choreography was mentored by the late Michael Smuin, and became Choreographer in Residence of that company upon her retirement from dancing in 2008.  Her work is in the repertory of Ballet Austin, Ballet Met, Smuin, Atlanta, Sacramento, Colorado, Louisville, and American Repertory Ballets as well as Ballet Nouveau Colorado and Robert Moses KIN.  She was named one of "25 to Watch" by Dance Magazine, one of the "Hot 20 under 40" by 7x7 Magazine, and her first full evening of choreography was named one of the "Top 10" dance events of 2007 and 2010 by the SF Chronicle.  She was awarded the Gerobe Emerging Choreographers Grant, and SF Arts Council's Individual Artist Commission, and the SF Foundation's "Fund for Artists" Grant.  Twice she has worked with dancers from New York City Ballet, participating in the NY Choreography Institute at the invitation of Peter Martins.  She also directs im'ij-re, a contemporary ballet company that collaborates with artists of other disciplines and is committed to experimental work from a classical base.  Collaborations include works with visual designers Marc Morozumi and Matthew Antaky, composers Darren Johnston and Mason Bates, and software artist Frieder Weiss.  www.amyseiwert.com

Ms. Seiwert will teach ballet classes and set a work on Goucher dancers for the Goucher Repertory Dance Ensemble Fall Concert.  Master classes are open to high-intermediate and advanced ballet dancers.

Call 410-337-6390 for class schedule

Class Fee: $20