ABOUT

education

Master of Fine Arts in Dance, 2006

Texas Woman’s University

Emphasis in Performance & Choreography

Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, 2002

Columbia College

[Universite Catholique de l’Ouest, 1998]

Major: Dance Performance/Choreography

Major: French, Emphasis in Linguistics

certifications

AFFA Personal Training Certification/ 2007

Power Pilates Comprehensive Certification/ 2005-2006

Biography

Although she grew up in her local ballet company performing a canon of Classical and Modern Ballets, including notable roles as Spring Fairy, Glenda, and Carabosse, Amy found a new love in contemporary dance while studying abroad in France and traveling in Europe. Since then, she has been fascinated with the study and performance of various stylistic forms in dance, earning a Bachelors and Masters in the field.  She has been a performing member of The Power Company, South Carolina, Tyer & Co. Dance, Texas, DanceWorks, Texas, and founded the fresNO dance COllective (NOCO) in California early 2010 where she currently serves as artistic director.  Her performing has been reviewed as “breathtakingly athletic” and “crisply executed” (Dallas Morning News).   As a freelance performer over the past ten years, her aesthetic sensibilities and advanced technical training has landed her the opportunity to work with many national dance artists and companies, including Tyler Civic Ballet TX, Sarah Gamblin (formerly with BeBe Miller Company) TX, Christian VonHoward of Von Howard Project NY, Julie Bata (Mousso: an African experience) GA, Michael Foley Dance NY, Doug Elkins Dance NY, ChameckiLerner Dance NY, dance-for-camera work by Bell House Arts OK, Mam.Luft & Co. Dance OH, Out on a Limb Dance Company TX, and Perpetual Motion Modern Dance OK. Her recent focus has been traveling nationally for residencies, performances, and freelance choreography projects with a particular fascination in ongoing media projects.  In addition to directing Fresno’s resident professional modern dance company, NOCO, and teaching at Fresno City College’s Theatre and Dance Department, she is currently a private and group Pilates Trainer and freelance video editor.

Querin’s unique choreographic style has been reviewed as “visually striking,” “inventive,” & “a blend of modern and classical styles- loose yet disciplined, physically rangy yet fluid.” (Theatre Jones/TX & Dallas Morning News/TX).  “Querin has a keen sense of what you might call the non-verbals of dance: the angles of two heads in relationship to each other in an embrace; the tracking (and sometimes avoidance) of the eyes… ” (FresnoBee/CA).


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CONTACT AMY

amy@NOCOdance.org

Photography on this site by Dan Wong, Jeanne S. Mam-Luft, and others.