Amelia Heintzelman is a dancer based in New York City. Her choreography references post modern dance cannons, contact improvisation/bad contact improvisation, and acrobatic aesthetics influenced by her yoga practice. Her dances are defined by strong collaborative partnerships, shaped by a process of continuous questioning in order to establish more ethical and economical ecologies for performance making.
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, Pageant, and Snug Harbor 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.