Amy’s Bio

1987 to 1989
Dance Instructor and Interview Specialist, Fred Astaire Dance Studios, Lincoln NE
Taught introductory lessons to new clients, managed appointments, created dance course programs, and conducted progress evaluations.

1989 to 1992
Professional Ballroom and Latin Competitor & Instructor, Fred Astaire Dance Studios, Des Moines IA and Dallas TX
Trained and competed on a the National Dance Circuit representing Fred Astaire Dance Studios and instructed social dancers according to individualized dance programs.

1992 to 1993
Owner, The Dance Center, Lincoln NE
Conducted all duties in relation to the management of a ballroom dance studio.

1993 to 1997
Professional Ballroom and Latin Competitor & Instructor, Fred Astaire Dance Studios
Phoenix AZ, Wilmington DE, Norwood MA
Trained and competed on the National Dance Circuit while instructing amateur competitors and social dancers, focusing on nationally recognized dance syllabus, and choreography for bi-annual showcases and local amateur events.

Team Instructor, Harvard Medical School Dance Team, Boston MA

Team Instructor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston MA

1997 to 2000
Owner, DanceSport USA, Lincoln NE
Conducted all duties in relation to the management of a ballroom dance studio.

1997 to 2009
Co-Founder & Dance Instructor, Swing Night at the Pla Mor Ballroom, Lincoln NE
Taught Swing dancing with the aim of providing young people in Lincoln a fun and safe environment for social dancing.

2009 to Present
Dance Instructor, Professional Competitor and Coach, Kansas City KS metro area
Train and compete on the National Dance Circuit in Professional, and Professional/Amateur divisions. Instruct students in a private lesson format for both social and competitive levels.  Teach periodical workshops and group classes.  I use a national recognized dance syllabus for all lesson material.

2012
Adjunct Professor, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg MO
Ballroom Dance

Founding Director, Latino Contempo, Lincoln NE
A youth group funded by a grant from the Nebraska Arts Council aimed at teaching cultural awareness through movement in the form of Latin American social dancing.

Director of Entertainment, Hispanic Heritage Festival, Lincoln NE
Arranged and scheduled performances, contacted and contracted all performers for event, maintained timeline of expected entertainment during the festival.