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Amelia Binford

Proficient Tap, Beginning/Intermediate Tap, Advanced Jazz, Proficient Jazz, Proficient Modern, and Middle School Dance 7th (Semester)

Amelia has been involved in dancing for over 30 years. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Dance Performance and Dance Education Certification from Winthrop University. While at Winthrop, she performed in many shows with Winthrop Dance Theatre and Rhythm Quest, as well as, several student choreography showcases. Amelia has toured with Dance Caravan and has also performed with Sinergismo Dance Company of Charlotte, North Carolina. She has performed with the Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestra, Carolina Voices, and the Singing Christmas Tree. She was a semi-finalist in Fox Network’s television show So You Think You Can Dance. Amelia has played the role of Bebe in Theatre Charlotte’s production of A Chorus Line. She has also received several awards for her innovative choreography.

Amelia is currently teaching Modern, Jazz, and Tap Dance at Northwest School of the Arts in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System.  She was the choreographer for NWSA’s production of Les Miserables and has served as Assistant Choreographer for 12 other NWSA productions including The Color Purple, and All Shook Up which won an astounding number of  Blumeys at The Blumey Awards in 2017. She has choreographed 10 of  NWSA’s Middle School Musical  Productions including Seussical Jr. and Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr. Amelia has been the Assistant Choreographer for Theatre Charlotte’s production of The Full Monty and the Choreographer for C.A.S.T.’s production of Marat/Sade with which she won the Metrolina Theater Award for Outstanding Choreography in a Drama for Marat/Sade. She has also presented many other original works for the GAMUT Dance Company of Davidson College, Winthrop University’s ST-Arts Program, Carolina Voices, Northwest School of the Arts, and Momentum Dance of Fort Mill, South Carolina.  Amelia looks forward to continuing creating new works for the stage, inspiring others through the art of dance, and living the life of an artist.