Amelia Binford

Artistic Director/Owner
Amelia has been involved in dancing for over 20 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 for Northwest School of the Arts in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System; and has also been an Associate Director/Choreographer at Eddie Mabry Talent of Fort Mill, South Carolina. She now teaches Tap and Jazz Classes at Davidson College, Charlotte School of Ballet, and Elite Performing Arts Company of Gastonia; and is a licensed Zumba Instructor. She was the choreographer for NWSA’s production of Les Miserables and has served as Assistant Choreographer for their productions of 42nd Street, Aida, Pippin Thoroughly Modern Millie , The Music Man, West Side Story, Footloose, The Color Purple, and Shrek The Musical which won an astounding nine Blumeys at The Blumey Awards in 2014. Amelia has been the Assistant Choreographer for Theatre Charlotte’s production of The Full Monty, the Choreographer for C.A.S.T.’s production of Marat/Sade, and NWSA’s Middle School Productions of Seussical Jr., Fiddler on the Roof Jr., Beauty and the Beast Jr., The Little Mermaid Jr., and Aladdin Jr. , and Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr. She received the Metrolina Theater Award for Outstanding Choreography in a Drama for Marat/Sade for the 2009-2010 Charlotte Theater Season. Amelia has served as a Guest Artist in Residence at Winthrop University for their Summer ST-ARTS program and Guest Choreographer for the Nations Ford Dance Team in Fort Mill, South Carolina. She most recently traveled to the International Thespian Conference with NWSA’s production of The Color Purple where she served as Assistant Choreographer. This season she will present a new piece on the Spring Gamut Dance Concert at Davidson College, along with many new works on the Northwest School of the Arts stage.