Amy Nakamura [ABN]
Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical
Amy received her training from the Joffrey Ballet in New York City, and has danced professionally for over 15 years. She received her BA in Dance from CSU, Fullerton and an MFA in Dance from UC Irvine, where she was awarded the Leo Freedman Foundation Fellowship. Amy is also a certified Pilates instructor. Her choreography has been presented at many venues including the American College Dance Festival, and has received numerous awards including the Palm Desert Dance Under the Stars Choreography Festival. She received the Showbiz Capezio Choreography Award for 1995-2000, and choreographed for the Los Angeles Music Center Spotlight Awards in 1999 and 2000. She has taught at Chapman University, UC Irvine, and OC Performing Arts High School. Her students have appeared on Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, Glee, Ellen, MTV, the VMA's, on Broadway and in Cirque Du Soleil. She is also the current Dance Department Chairperson at Mt SAC. We are thrilled to have her talent, passion, artistry and vision at South County Dance!