Amanda Clark

Amanda Clark. MorrisonDance

Amanda Clark is a Cleveland based dancer, choreographer, educator, and dance science researcher. She earned her MFA in Contemporary Dance in 2015 from Case Western Reserve University with the Henry Kurth Award for Theatrical Element Excellence and the Grace Petot Award for Research Excellence; Her BFA was earned in 2008 at Kent State University with the award of Outstanding Educational Leadership, with avid work through the National Dance Education Organization and as the founder of the student affiliate the KSU-Dance Education Organization. Clark is a company member of MorrisonDance and has danced with local companies for various projects including Cleveland Dance Exchange, MegLouise Dance, and Dancing Wheels. She has traveled to perform nationally at the San Diego Fringe Festival and internationally in The Hague, The Netherlands, once as an Eva L. Pancoast Fellowship recipient from CWRU and once as an independent artist, and recently performed a premiere mixed-media solo, The 3Rs, at the DANscienCE Festival in Brisbane Australia in August 2015.  She has performed works by Min Hee Bervoets, Gary Galbraith, James Hansen, Jirí Kylián, Rutkay Ozpinar, Hans van Manen, Mark Morris, Sarah Morrison, Karen Potter, Pascal Rioult, Annika Sheaff, Shannon Sterne, and Chun Jou Tsai. In addition to performing, Clark has a passion for arts advocacy and writing for dance, and shares this as a dance faculty member at the Cleveland School for the Arts.