Amy Seiwert had the honor of working with her mentor Michael Smuin for eight of her nine years as a dancer with Smuin. As a choreographer, her collaborations with artists of other disciplines and commitment to experimental work from a classical base make her a unique voice in the Bay Area dance community. As Rita Felciano wrote in the San Francisco Bay Guardian, “She quite possibly is the Bay Area’s most original dance thinker, taking what some consider a dead language and using it as a 21st century lingo to tell us something about who we are.” She was named one of “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine
, was honored with a “Goldie” award from the Guardian
, and was named a “Hot 20 Under 40” by 7×7 Magazine.
She received an IZZIE award for Outstanding Choreography in 2016, and her choreography has been listed three times in the “Top 10” dance events of the year by the San Francisco Chronicle. Twice she has worked with dancers from the New York City Ballet, participating in the NY Choreography Institute at the invitation of Peter Martins. She also serves as the Artistic
Director of Amy Seiwert’s Imagery. www.amyseiwert.com