AATA Ambassador – Amy Yakima

Biography

Amy-velocity-dance-pic-HDR-wAmy Yakima is one of the most popular and accomplished dancers in the United States. She started her training at age 3 at Noretta Dunworth School of Dance in Dearborn, MI. At age 11, she scored the coveted role of “Clara” in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettesin Detroit, Michigan and New York City. After graduating high school in Northville, Michigan, Amy attended Marymount Manhattan College on scholarship for 1 year in New York City, then toured the country with West Coast Dance Explosion.

Amy gained international fame in 2013 when she won the title of “America’s Favorite Dancer” on the hit television show, “So You Think You Can Dance.” She appeared on the cover of “Dance Spirit” magazine, toured with the SYTYCD show across North America, and even danced on the Ukraine version of the show (Everybody Dance!) Amy-headshot-2-HDR-w

She has assisted several of the top choreographers in the dance world today, including Travis Wall, Stacey Tookey, Dee Caspary, Joey Dowling, Jaclyn Ford, Sonya Tayeh, Dana Fogila, Chris Jacobsen, Marissa Osato, Matt Tseng, and Ricky Palomino. She has done commercial work with Nike and appeared in the video “Something In The Water” by singer Carrie Underwood. She currently works as faculty for Velocity Dance Convention and performs on tour with Travis Wall’s dance company, Shaping Sound.

 

AATA Ambassador – Amy Yakima