Amelia Koper Heintzelman is a dancer based in New York City. She is interested in collectivity and co-authorship to deconstruct hierarchical practices in choreography.
She has been awarded residencies at Chashama ChaNorth, Chez Bushwick, The Floor, MOtiVE Brooklyn, and The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought in Northampton, MA. She has been a fellow at University Settlement Performance Project, and an Associate Artist studying under Deborah Hay at Atlantic Center for the Arts.
Her work has been presented at Asia Society, Center for Performance Research, Lubov Gallery, Essex Flowers Gallery, and Pageant in NYC. She has toured to Fresh Festival in San Francisco, Centre Pompadour in Ecourt, France, Junior High Gallery in Los Angeles, and to the David Owsley Art Museum at Ball State University. She has created site-specific commissions for Trieber Farms and for Pioneer Valley Ballet’s youth company in their production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream".
As a performer, she has had the honor of working with Julia Antinozzi, Phoebe Berglund, Juli Brandano, Ayano Elson, Jemila MacEwan, Sara Shelton Mann, and Alexa West, among others. Amelia's long term collaboration with dancer Leah Fournier is a center of her creative process and practice.
She has taught masterclasses at Mt Holyoke College, Indiana University, Ball State University, University of Cincinnati, Landfalls Artist Residency, Pageant, and through the outdoor class series she facilitated called "Improv Club". She teaches yoga and Comedy Pilates, as seen in the New York Times.