In Conversation, a series of interviews exploring exchanges about dance and different folks’ relationship to dance.
Tonya Amos received a BA in Cultural Anthropology from U.C. Berkeley & trained four years on full scholarship at Alvin Ailey American Dance Center. A member of Actors Equity Association, she has appeared with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater & Donald Byrd, was a member of Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, Footprints & Amy Pivar Dances, performed in the International Tour of “West Side Story”, the National Tour of “Sesame St. Live”, Sacramento Music Circus’ “The King & I”, and has been featured in numerous print ads & TV commercials.
She is the owner of Aspire Pilates Center, which has allowed her to work full time on bridging health and wellness and the arts with communities that traditionally don’t have access. She’s proud to help build cross cultural and intergenerational bridges with Grown Women Dance Collective.
Mentioned in the recording:
- Rosa Parks
- Gregory Hines
- Coretta Scott King
- Nina Simone
- Michelle Ned
- Eurydice Ross
- Marisa Castillo
- Dr. Ardis Martin – see the recording of Dr. Martin’s workshop with Grown Women Dance Collective
- Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
- Dance Theatre of Harlem
- Martha Graham Dance Company
- Bill T. Jones
- Ballet Hispánico
- Balanced Body
- Joyful Movement Whole Life program
For more information:
Grown Women Dance Collective
Aspire Pilates Center
All Audio Recorded and Edited by Andréa Spearman
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This conversation appeared in the Fall 2022 issue of In Dance.