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Amy Quanbeck

 

Amy grew up in Plymouth, MN where she danced at The Dance Shoppe, a competitive dance studio through high school.  She also took voice lessons and performed in national choirs across the country. While in middle school, Amy landed the role of “Clara” in the RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR while it sat down in Minneapolis.  She attended many summer intensives including Break the Floor, American Ballet Theater, and Juilliard.  She graduated with excellence from the University of California, Irvine in 2012 with her B.F.A. in Dance Performance, as well as with the pre-requisites to attend physical therapy school.  Just a few weeks after graduating, Amy joined the Broadway National Tour of WICKED.  

Amy performed with Third Rail Projects in THEN SHE FELL, an immersive theatre experience, as the White Queen.  She was with the National Touring Company of DIRTY DANCING as a swing and dance captain, and recently became the assistant choreographer.  Most recently, she was the assistant dance captain and crossover swing for the WICKED tour.  

She has performed works by many choreographers, including, Donald McKayle, Pavel Zustiak, Jodie Gates, Ohad Naharin, Alex Ketley, Christian Burns, and Yvonne Rainer.  She’s choreographed and taught around the country, and in college she created a program to incorporate dance into arts education in elementary schools in California.  

Last year, her undergraduate thesis was published in the Journal of Sports Sciences.  Kinematic analysis of hip and knee rotation and other contributors to ballet turnout

Amy currently lives in New York City with her fiance, Jonathan Shew.  She continues to take class in her free time, studies voice with Judy Blazer, practices yoga and pilates, and enjoys spending time in the sun in Central Park.  

Amy is signed with Irene Cabrera and Gina Manfredi at DDO Agency.