47 - Amy Seiwert, Choreographer
Amy Seiwert is a choreographer and Artistic Director of im'ij-re a contemporary dance company. Amy moved to San Francisco in 1999, the same year she won the Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur Choreography Competition in Quebec, after a nineteen year performing career (Smuin Ballet, Sacramento Ballet, LA Chamber Ballet). Amy is currently the Choreographer in Residence at Smuin Ballet. Her work is also in the repertory of Ballet Austin, Sacramento, Colorado, Oklahoma City, Carolina and American Repertory Ballets as well as Robert Moses KIN and Ballet Nouveau Colorado. Amy was named one of "25 to Watch" by Dance Magazine and one of "Hot 20 under 40", she was also awarded the Gerbode Emerging Choreographers Grant in 2006. She has twice been invited to participate in the NY Choreography Institute by Peter Martins, having the opportunity to create on dancers from NYCB.