GA Faculty - Choreographer (Musical Theatre & Broadway Style)
Amy Andrews has been the owner and Artistic Director of Dance Studio West since 1998. Amy's work with Dance Studio West has brought many artistic projects her way. From 2001 - 2004 she worked as a Master Class Teacher at the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Department of Fine Arts, where she taught movement and dance to acting students. In 2000, Amy began choreographing Theatre Newfoundland Labrador’s annual community musical. She has also choreographed for the Stephenville Theatre Festival, The Off-Broadway Players, and has worked with Rising Tide Theatre, The Stage West Theatre Festival, and Gros Morne Summer Music.
Some of Amy’s past choreography credits include Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Annie, The Sound of Music, Chicago, The Rocky Horror Show, Oliver, Romeo and Juliet, The Fantasticks, and The Nightmare Before Christmas, which she also directed for The Off-Broadway Players. She has also choreographed Gros Morne Summer Music’s Productions of “Splash” and “Borrowed Black” which saw dancers performing around and in Glynmill Inn Pond. “Splash” won the Achievement in Community Excellence Award for Arts Event of the Year. Amy’s most recent choreography work include the Dance Studio West productions CATS & Romeo & Juliet and the Off-Broadway Players productions, Chicago & Rock of Ages.
In 2007, Amy choreographed the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council Awards. In 2000 she used her choreography skills to organize the opening ceremonies for the Canadian Judo Championships, hosted by Stephenville, and in 1999 she worked on the opening ceremonies for the Canada Summer Games, hosted by Corner Brook.
Amy has helped make dance accessible to Corner Brook audiences by creating and choreographing all-dance interpretations of The Wizard of Oz, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, The Nutcracker, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Sleeping Beauty.
Aside from dance and choreography, Amy's other interests include acting, directing, painting, fashion, and cooking. She is also an award winning costume designer, and in 2010 was voted one of the “Top 10 Movers and Shakers” in Corner Brook by readers of The Western Star.