33- Amy Brandt, Pointe Magazine "Ask Amy" Advice columunist
Amy Brandt was born in Libertyville, Illinois, where she received her initial dance training at Dancenter North, the Ruth Page Foundation and the Milwaukee Ballet School. She later joined the Milwaukee Ballet, where she danced featured roles in works by Antony Tudor, George Balanchine, Simon Dow, Jean Paul Comelin and Alonzo King,among others. She joined The Suzanne Farrell Ballet in 2003, where her repertoire included featured roles in Balanchine Agon, Pas de Dix, Diamonds, La Valse,Divertimento No. 15. In 2005, she performed in honor of Ms. Farrell at the nationally televised Kennedy Center Honors. Ms. Brandt has also freelanced extensively in New York City, dancing leading roles with Dances Patrelle, Ad Hoc Ballet, New Chamber Ballet, and Ballet NY. She is a contributing writer and advice columnist for Pointe magazine, and has also written for Dance, Dance Spirit, and Dance Retailer News. She is now associate editor for Dance Teacher magazine.