Faculty Fellow, Dance
Amy Love Beasley recently joined the faculty of Wake Forest University as a Teaching Fellow in Dance. An independent performer, choreographer, and visual artist, she received a BA in Studio Art from the College of Charleston where she studied printmaking, painting, and photography. She received an MFA in Choreography from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where her visual background merged with her choreographic interests. She enjoys exploring intersections of dance with experiments in video, drawing, and animation as well as through various somatic lenses with her students. Amy taught as adjunct faculty at Elon University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro while also creating works for their students. Amy has been a guest artist and/or presented work at various colleges, art galleries, and festivals including Appalachian State University, State University of Florida at Jacksonville, the North Carolina Dance Festival, Greensboro Fringe Festival, Art-o-Matic in Washington, DC, and WAXworks in Brooklyn, NY. She recently presented work at the Center for Performance Research, also in Brooklyn, and in Seattle. She has had the good fortune of performing for many artists who inspire her, including Gerri Houlihan, Niki Juralawicz, Christina Tsoules Soriano, BJ Sullivan, Sean Sullivan, and Talani Torres. She is further influenced by the companies she has had the pleasure of dancing with including John Gamble Dance Theatre and Jan Van Dyke Dance Group in Greensboro, NC, The Naked Stark in Philadelphia, PA, G.Alex and the Movement in Boone, NC, and Madeleine Reber/Salty Lark Dance in Chicago, IL. Recent artistic adventures also include teaching yoga and working administratively for Helen Simoneau Danse. Future endeavors include performing at the annual Body Mind Centering conference in Boulder, CO in the summer of 2013, the creation of an independent dance project called otherdances, and brand new experiments in movement and film.