Amy Jacques

Amy Jacques has an MA in Dance-Movement Therapy from Columbia College, an MS in Clinical Counseling Psychology with a specialization in teaching from Brenau University and a BA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Amy trained in Vaganova ballet technique with Elizabeth Boitsov, a former Bolshoi master teacher, and she is certified to teach Duncan technique through the Isadora Duncan Foundation in New York. She has performed Duncan works as a guest artist with Lori Belilove and Company and Duncan Dance Chicago. Her professional dance experience also includes the Asheville Ballet, Ballet Chicago, Boitsov Classical Ballet of Chicago, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Ballet Iowa, Lexington Ballet, Ballet Theater of Chicago and she traveled with Ken Laws presenting on the Physics of Dance. Amy has choreographed and staged works for various schools, companies, and festivals, including The Asheville Ballet, The Boitsov Classical Ballet of Chicago, the Atlanta Ballet Fest, the Buford Ballet and the musical Hair for the Asheville Hair Project. Her previous college teaching experience includes Western Carolina University and Georgia College and State University. She has taught Duncan technique at the SE ACDFA. As a dance/movement therapist, Amy has brought violence prevention through movement programs to a variety of schools and has presented workshops on using dance/movement with addiction and trauma at a variety of conferences. She especially enjoys working with children with special needs, including children on the autism spectrum, and integrating dance/movement therapy with her work as a counselor.


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