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Amy Brandt was born in Libertyville, Illinois, where she received her initial dance training at Dancenter North, the Ruth Page Foundation and the Milwaukee Ballet School. She later joined the Milwaukee Ballet, where she danced featured roles in works by Antony Tudor, George Balanchine, Simon Dow, Jean Paul Comelin and Alonzo King, among others.





She joined The Suzanne Farrell Ballet in 2003, where her repertoire included featured roles in Balanchine’s Agon, Pas de Dix, Diamonds, La Valse, and Divertimento No. 15. In 2005, she performed in honor of Ms. Farrell at the nationally televised Kennedy Center Honors. Ms. Brandt has also freelanced extensively in New York City, dancing leading roles with Dances Patrelle, Ad Hoc Ballet, New Chamber Ballet, and Ballet NY. She is a contributing writer and advice columnist for Pointe magazine, and has also written for Dance, Dance Spirit, and Dance Retailer News. 

In 2013 Amy hung up her pointe shoes, retiring from Suzanne Farrell Ballet.  Most recently Amy was hired as the associate editor for Dance Teacher magazine.


Fairy Godmother


Amy Brandt, Lauren Stewart, and Violeta Angelova in Movements for Piano and Orchestra.Photo by Carol Pratt

Favorite thing about being a dancer:

The camaraderie of the company members – the friendships created will last the rest of my life.  Because dancing is so emotional and personal you develop such a strong bond with your fellow dancers. 


“You know what you CAN do, but you don’t know ALL that you can do.”
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