Amy Gardner is a director, choreographer and dance artist interlacing movement with film, television, live performance, multi-media production and branded content. Her work fuses a profound cinematic aesthetic with bold and raw storytelling. To date, her work has been presented by the Lincoln Center Atrium, the Aronson Galleries (NYC) and featured by online platforms such as i-D, Vice, Nowness and selected by Vimeo as a Staff Pick.
Her creative process stems from a strong technical background and a profesional dance career that began in the concert world. Her extensive training in ballet, contemporary , jazz, tap, hip hop and musical theatre have constructed her idiosyncratic style. Over the past decade, she has been creatively fueled by a variety of acting techniques and structured improvisation exercises, giving way to a highly emotional and kinetic approach to her creations. Ultimately, her goal is to synthesize her life experiences and never-ending development, creating a portfolio that amalgamates the commercial world with fine art and tells stories in an innovative way.
Select performance and choreography credits include: Madonna, So You Think You Can Dance, Vogue, Justin Bieber, X FACTOR, Disney, Nike, MOVE: The Company, Cirque du Soleil. Moment Factory, Coca-Cola, Kodak, Capitol Records and the Olympic Games.
Amy is also the artist director of annoDAM Dance, a non-for-profit dance company and an internationally renowned guest teacher and choreographer.