Amy Morrow

BIOGRAPHY


Amy Morrow is a teacher, choreographer, & consultant & founder of AM Arts. She launched the TBX [ Toolbox Series ] to provide professional workshops & collaborations with international choreographers in Austin, Texas. TBX hosted more than 150 artists featuring twelve intensives in partnership with The University of Texas & Fusebox Festival. Workshops include professional development in Gaga, CounterTechnique®, Music & Improvisation with Idan Sharabi, Technology with Jason Akira Somma, & performance development with Deborah Hay. AM Arts manages award-winning companies such as Idan Sharabi & Dancers (Tel Aviv, Israel), as well as the Austin-based dance collective, The Theorists.

 
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The Theorists are artist citizens who collaborate internationally to present homegrown accessible art in Austin. AM Arts hosted screenings, receptions & masterclasses for the award-winning documentary, Mr. Gaga at SXSW with the support of The Consulate General of Israel Southeast & Ballet Austin as well as the Santa Fe JFF, National Dance Institute, and Dance Month at the Kaplan.
Certified directly by Ohad Naharin in the inaugural teacher training program, Morrow travels internationally offering Gaga & Toolbox Workshops as well as Ballet & Indian Dance. She currently teaches Gaga & Ballet at the University of Texas in Austin & is a choreographer in residency at McCallum Fine. She has taught at the Suzanne Dellal Center for Dance, the American College Dance Festival Association, Alabama Dance Festival, National Dance Institute, Vassar College, SMU, TCU, TWU, the UMCP, UH, UNM, & Emory among others & offered workshops at the ADF Scripps Studio, The Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, Hope Stone, Tapestry, Houston MET Dance, The University of Tulsa, & New Dialect.
Through her Hiraeth Portrait Series of film, music, & dance collaborations, Morrow’s work has been presented in Tel Aviv, New York, Delhi, Puebla, México City, Austin, Fort Worth, Dallas, Tulsa, Albuquerque, Birmingham, Huntsville, Richmond, Detroit, & Houston. She was awarded the DDCF Artist Exchange award to perform “Carry On” at Dumbo Dance Festival & the DDCF 2017 Gala. “The Lady of” portrait was selected as one of Arts & Culture’s standouts for the 2015 season, noted by Nancy Wozny as “a sassy mix of precision & abandon, something we rarely see on contemporary dance stages.” The Dance Dish raved the performance as an autobiographical breath of fresh air. “It was her authenticity that held me; real people & real stories are captivating.” Hireath’s “spine-tingling finale” (Dallas Morning News) premiered July 2016 at the Majestic Theater reviewed as a “delightful mess…ends brilliantly with all 55 dancers” (Theater Jones). Avant Chamber Ballet commissioned her for the inaugural Women’s Choreographic Voices series, debuting String Theory in collaboration with Dallas Symphony members. It was noted as “the most emotional work, making cleaver use of the title prop (Dallas Morning News) & “magic…making the biggest splash…seldom do we see a work so fascinating” (Theater Jones). It has since toured Tulsa’s PAC, Tulsa’s Ballet’s Studio K, Zilker Hillside Theater, Fort Worth Modern, Houston’s Barnstorm, DPAC Dance Theater, Grace Street Theater.
Morrow graduated from Belhaven University with a B.F.A. Dance Honors. Her senior thesis, Contextualizing Art Cross-Culturally, presents dance to diverse audiences in unconventional venues through a collaborative process with Jesse Zaritt. Morrow was awarded scholarships to study choreography & improvisation techniques at the Nikolais/Louis Legacy Workshop directly under Murray Louis & Phyllis Lamhut. Morrow has received the Artful Dance Scholarship from the Dance Council of North Texas, Austin Emerging Arts Leadership Award, & Community Initiatives & Capacity Building fund from the Cultural Arts Division in Austin, TX to produce “HIRAETH,” her a full-length collaboration between The Theorists community members of diverse backgrounds, abilities, & ages.