Kent Dance Ensemble Welcomes Guest Artist Amy Hall Garner
The Kent Dance Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Gregory King, welcomes choreographer Amy Hall Garner to Kent State as a guest artist January 26-30, 2022. During her residency, Garner will collaborate with the members of the Kent Dance Ensemble on a work that will appear in the April 2022 Kent Dance Ensemble concert.
Amy Hall Garner is a native of Huntsville, Alabama, and a graduate of The Juilliard School. Her work has been praised internationally and commissioned by Ailey II, ABT Studio Company, Collage Dance Collective, The Juilliard School, The Ailey School, Barnard College, The University of the Arts, Columbia Ballet Collaborative, Point Park University, and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. Recently, she has received virtual commissions from BalletX, Dance Theatre of Harlem, the Guggenheim Museum’s Works & Process Digital Series, ABT Studio Company, and a dual company collaboration between the Paul Taylor Dance Company and Miami City Ballet. She personally coached Grammy Award winner Beyoncé, providing additional choreography for The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. Theatrical choreography credits include: The Color Purple (Milwaukee Repertory Theater) and Invisible Thread, associate choreographer (Second Stage Theater). In 2018, she was selected to participate in Alvin Ailey’s New Directions Choreography Lab supported by the Ford Foundation. Garner was one of the first recipients of the Joffrey Ballet’s Choreography of Color Award (now titled Winning Works). Amy Hall Garner is an adjunct professor at New York University’s New Studio on Broadway at Tisch School of the Arts.
For more information about the Kent Dance Ensemble's annual concert, visit https://www.kent.edu/theatredance/kent-dance-ensemble-no-permission-needed