Producer - Patricia O'Brien
D.P. - Gabriel Miller
Sound Design - Ollie Glatzer
P.A. - Joe Walker
Produced for the Seattle Channel
Amy O'Neal is a performer, choreographer, teacher and the co-director (along with Zeke Keeble) of locust (music/dance/video company) based in Seattle and touring nationally. Amy teaches contemporary dance technique and funk regularly at Velocity Dance Center in Seattle and has taught and/or conducted residencies at the University of Washington, University of Idaho, Idaho State University, Texas Woman's University, University of Oregon, Lane Community College (Eugene, OR), Northwest Vista College (San Antonio, TX), Cornish College of the Arts (Seattle, WA), and Dance New Amsterdam (NYC). Her work has been commissioned by Spectrum Dance Theater, Cornish Dance Theater, Moving Current in Tampa, FL, and Seattle Theatre Group (collaborating with Sonia Dawkins and Savion Glover). As a performer, she worked with the Pat Graney Co. for 3 years, was a 6-year member of Scott/Powell Performance, and performed in Mark Haim’s acclaimed "Goldberg Variations". Amy also frequently collaborates with musician/comedian, Reggie Watts, touring nationally in his show Disinformation. For locust, Amy has received funding from the Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, the international DanceWEB scholarship, the Mary Levine Fund, Artist Trust , 4 Culture, the Bossak/Heilbron Charitable Foundation, the National Dance Project, the National Performance Network, and the Creative Capital Foundation. Amy was choreographer in residence at Bates Dance Festival in 2007, will be in residence at Headlands Center for the Arts in 2008, and in residence in Japan, New York, and Massachusetts through Dance Theater Workshop and the Japan Society in 2009. Amy holds a BFA in dance from Cornish College of the Arts. You can check out her company's site locustsucka.com and on http://myspace.com/locustsucka. Amy also likes to make dance for music videos!