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Amelia Heintzelman is a dance performer, choreographer, and somatic educator. Her work has been presented by Center for Performance Research, Lubov Gallery, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Pageant, and Snug Harbor in New York, Junior High Gallery in Los Angeles, and The David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University in her hometown. She has been an artist in residence at Atlantic Center for the Arts, Chashama ChaNorth, Chez Bushwick, and University Settlement.
She has worked as a collaborating performer for Phoebe Berglund, Juli Brandano, Ayano Elson, and Alexa West, among others. She has been greatly influenced by years of study under Deborah Hay, and is currently participating in the Trio Commissioning Project. 
Amelias is on the teaching faculty at Movement Research and Pageant. She has taught masterclasses at Mt Holyoke College, Indiana University, Ball State University, and University of Cincinnati. She rarely/sometimes teaches Comedy Pilates.  

Dance, deeply ingrained in my upbringing, serves as both the medium and subject of my performance practice. The interplay of power dynamics between the roles of “dancer” and ”choreographer” is enacted through my body, as I am often perform in my work. This inspiration comes from childhood, reflecting the evolving relationship between the dancer, creative identity, and power through a movement lexicon described as rigid, effortful, and pressurized. Current themes of research include auctioneering competitions and body contortion. 

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