Amy is a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina. She has been dancing since the age of 3, with a strong focus in ballet, jazz, contemporary and tap. She was a member of the premier North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble, for seven years, performing in the styles of rhythm tap, hoofin’ and soft shoe. She was eventually selected to join folk music group, The Squirrel Nut Zippers’, national tour. In 2004, after winning both local and state talent competitions, Amy was named Teen Miss North Carolina. She went on to become a member of the Varsity Dance Team at UNC-Chapel Hill, and an artistic director of the university’s Carolina Style Dance Company. Amy currently works in San Antonio Spurs’ Corporate Partnership department, and teaches advanced tap classes at Trilogy Dance Center.
Favorite Smart Barre Move: I am a huge fan of holding positions, on releve, during leg work. I think it’s a great way to finish burning out your leg muscles, while working on core stability.
Favorite Smart Barre Cue: “Hold/engage your core!” Is by far my favorite. My dance teacher used to say it to us all the time growing up, and now that I’m older, I’m starting to truly understand the value of having a strong core.