Amy Chambers CV – PDF
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Over the course of my training and career as a dancer, I have sustained a focus on Contemporary dance and Contact Improvisation. While working with Tanztheater Adrian Look in London I was able to develop my practice of working in a professional environment as well as developing the use of emotion to drive movement. I also have experience in Classical Ballet and Tap, and have completed examinations under the ‘British Association of Teachers of Dancing’ (BATD) for twenty years.
Sight specific work and the smaller details and intricate features of movement in everyday life and a professional dance environment, which can sometimes go by unnoticed, have come to the forefront of my research and practice. However, when working as a dancer in collaboration with choreographers, I have also enjoyed experimenting with how other dance styles, such as Capoeira, can be fused with Contemporary movements. By bringing my experience and skills as a company dancer, performing arts student, and spoken voice work, I can offer valuable contributions to the choreographic process. Recently I have taken a break from dancing professionally and worked as a Translation Administration Coordinator at SDL PLC in Sheffield while continuing to dance in my spare time. I resigned from my job in December 2019 in order to pursue a career as a freelance professional dancer again.
Experience in Performance and Choreography
2016/17 – A Step In The Right Direction. A site-specific self-choreographed dance film in collaboration with Rory Gardner.
2015/16 – A Thousand Eyes. A company dancer with Tanztheater Adrian Look in this Arts Council funded project.
2016 – Translate. A dancer in the Graduate Dance Company that was a part of the MÓTUS Festival in Milton Keynes. This piece explored how the Capoeira and Contemporary dance styles can be fused together to stretch boundaries in innovative and dynamic ways in an outside space. A three weekend intensive project with Leandro Menezes and Effie McGuire Ward.
2015 – Roots. Performed in the Rugby World Cup International Dance Event in the ‘Fanzone’ in Milton Keynes as part of an internship with Helen Parlor.
2014 – Flowers. Site-specific film in collaboration with Will Dalziel and Stu Wilson.
University of Bedfordshire, BA (Hons) Dance and Professional Practice, (2012-2015):
2015 – University Dance Company. Fifteen and Then…Again. Partnering and group performance.
2015 – Boxes. Junior Research Institute. Co-choreographed and performed with Ella Mason [non-curricular].
2014 – Movement by Music. Self-choreographed contemporary solo, which explored the relationship between movement and music and how they can enhance each other.
2014 – Accumulation. Provided a spoken word voice-over recording for Daniel Potter in a live dance performance.
2014 – Where it starts, where it ends and the bit in the middle. Junior Research Institute. Co-choreographed and performed with Amy Hutchison. [non-curricular].
2013 – The Justice Project. A week of creating and then performing a piece of work with Darla Johnson and Nicole Wesley (University of Texas at Austin) founders of The Justice Project. [non-curricular].
Education and training
BA (Hons) Dance and Professional Practice. (First Class) University of Bedfordshire, Bedford (2012-2015)
A-Levels: Dance (B), Performing Arts BTEC Double (Distinction Distinction). Hemel Hempstead School (2010-2012)
British Association of Teacher of Dancing:
Grades in Ballet (First Steps – Elementary),
Grades in Tap (Pre-Primary – Grade four),
Medal Dances in Tap (First Steps – Annual Award),
One Dance Test (Bronze – Gold).
Cheswood School of Dance, Berkhamsted (1999- Present)
Other interests and information
- Studying for teacher’s qualification with BATD.
- DBS with the Scout Association – Enhanced with Barring (2017).
- Full clean UK Driving licence.
- First Response Qualification (2017).
- Assistant leader at Brownies for six years. My experience as an assistant leader has given me leadership skills and the ability to deal with people at different levels and be a part of a team.
- Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award.
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