Photo: Andrea Basile
Amy Seiwert serves as the Artistic Director and primary choreographer of the San Francisco contemporary ballet company Imagery. Her collaborations with artists of other disciplines and commitment to experimental work from a classical base make her a unique voice in the Bay Area dance community. As Rita Felciano wrote in the San Francisco Bay Guardian, “She quite possibly is the Bay Area's most original dance thinker, taking what some consider a dead language and using it as a 21st century lingo to tell us something about who we are.” She was named one of "25 to Watch" by Dance Magazine, one of the “Hot 20 under 40” by 7x7 Magazine, was honored with a “Goldie” award from the Guardian, and twice her choreography has been listed in the “Top 10” dance events of the year by the San Francisco Chronicle (2007, 2010). Twice she has worked with dancers from the New York City Ballet, participating in the NY Choreography Institute at the invitation of Peter Martins. In addition to creating for Imagery, her creations are in the repertory of Ballet Austin, BalletMet (Columbus), Atlanta Ballet, Smuin Ballet, Washington Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Sacramento Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Louisville Ballet and American Repertory Ballet, as well as Robert Moses’ KIN and Alaska Dance Theater. Future projects include upcoming commissions for Smuin, Kansas City and Milwaukee Ballets. She is honored to be the Choreographer in Residence for Smuin Ballet as well as an Artist in Residence at the ODC Theater.