Amy O’Neal is a Seattle based choreographer, dancer, performer, and dance educator. She makes dance centered work for the stage, film, music videos, and special events, sometimes using the name AmyO/tinyrage or Amy O’Neal Dance Crew. From 2000-2010, she was the co-director of locust (music/dance/video), a multimedia performance collective. For the past decade, her work has been presented by Bubmershoot (Seattle, WA), Project Motion (Memphis, TN), TBA Festival (Portland, OR), On the Boards (Seattle, WA), Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out (Becket, MA), Joyce SoHo (New York, NY), Bates Dance Festival (Lewiston, ME), University of Montana (Missoula, MT), SUSHI (San Diego, CA), ODC (San Francisco, CA), Southern Theater (Minneapolis, MN), Kyoto Art Center (Kyoto, Japan), Next Moment Film Festival (Tokyo, Japan), and UNAM Danza sin Fronteras (Mexico City, Mexico).
Since 2002, Amy has frequently collaborated with musician/comedian, Reggie Watts. She choreographed for “A Very Reggie Christmas” at On the Boards and has improvised with him at The Triple Door (Seattle), Gallapagos (NYC), Bumbershoot (Seattle) and Comix (NYC). She performed in his show “Disinformation” at the TBA Festival (Portland, OR), Under the Radar Festival (New York, NY), the Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh, PA), the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and ICA Boston. She choreographed for Reggie’s music video “Fuck, Shit, Stack” released through Comedy Central in 2010. She also choreographed for LA based electro pop artist Jules Leotard for the video “Body Builder”. She is currently choreographing and co directing a music video for Seattle based rapper, Katie Kate which will release in 2013.
Amy has been a sought after teacher for the past 12 years. She teaches regularly at Velocity Dance Center in Seattle and has taught all over the country. She has received funding for her work from all the major funders in Seattle as well as the Bossak/Heilbron Charitable Foundation, the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, the National Performance Network, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the Creative Capital Foundation, and the Foundation for Contemporary Art. Amy has been awarded creative residencies at Bates Dance Festival (07), Headlands Center for the Arts (08), the US/Japan Choreographers Exchange through Dance Theater Workshop and the Japan Society (09), and was Velocity Dance Center Artist in Residence (2011). Amy was on the Stranger Genius Shortlist in 2004, over funded her latest solo work on USA Projects, and holds a BFA in dance from Cornish College of the Arts.
Reggidency Part 1
Sunday, January 27th, 8pm, Marines’ Memorial Theatre