Amy A. Larimer
Office: Speech and Theatre Building, Room 109
Office Hours: Mon 3:45-5:45, Wed 12:45-1:45
Rank: Associate Professor and Director of the Dance Program
Degrees: B.A., Connecticut College; M.F.A, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
Amy Larimer is a dance/theater artist and teacher. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Connecticut College and received her M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. Her work has been performed at festivals including: IMPRO Amsterdam; Abundance, Karlstad, Sweden; The Crisis Art Festival, Arezzo, Italy; The Out-Of-Bounds Comedy Festival, the Twin Cities Improv Festival, the District Improv Festival; Duofest; the NYC Improvisation Festival; the Unscripted New York Improvised Theatre Festival; the Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation, the Comedy in Dance Festival and Dancemopolitan as well as at venues in New York City including: The 92nd Street Y, Dixon Place, DTW, HERE, Joe's Pub, The PIT, The Tank, Triskelion Arts and The West End Theater. She was a founding member of Nicholas Leichter Dance and toured internationally with Leichter for 10 years. She has been lucky enough to work with Clare Byrne, Daniel Clifton, Colin Connor, Aaron Draper, Polina Klimovitskaya, Daniel McCusker, Patricia Nannon, Debra Wanner and the Bronx Repertory Company. She choreographed and performed in Beth Portnoy's dance film Gyre-ation which has been presented at numerous festivals from Helsinki to Bogota. She is the director of The Raving Jaynes: Improvised Dance Theater, a group that uses improvisational structures from dance and theater to create fully improvised performances. She is a certified yoga teacher and has published articles on improvisation and pedagogy in The Journal of Dance Education and The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.