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Amy Spencer

Dance Faculty

Amy Spencer began teaching at CA in 1989 and is currently Performing Arts Department Head and codirector of the Dance Program. She was a member of Twyla Tharp Dance from 1981-88, guest artist with the White Oak Dance Project under the direction of Mikhail Baryshnikov, and collaborator/performer with Pilobolus and Martha Clarke in her productions of Vienna: Lusthaus and Miracolo d’Amore at the Public Theatre in New York City. She is codirector and choreographer for SPENCER/COLTON, a company of dancers and actors created in 1989. The company has been presented in New York City by Dance Theatre Workshop, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, and Jim Henson’s International Puppet Festival, and in the Boston area by American Repertory Theatre, Dance Umbrella, and Jacob’s Pillow. Most recently Ms. Spencer was commissioned to create a new dance work in collaboration with Richard Colton for the Boston Conservatory Dance Theatre for which she won a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artists Grant in 2006.

Ms. Spencer is founder and Co-Artistic Director of Summer Stages Dance at Concord Academy, an intensive three-week workshop that brings cutting-edge contemporary choreographers and dancers to work with a select group of students. She also directed the movement program at American Repertory Theatre Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard from 1989-97.

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