Amy Hall Garner – Toulmin Fellow

In partnership with the Center for Ballet and the Arts

A fellow from our season-long collaboration with the Center for Ballet Arts at NYU, Alabama-born choreographer Amy Hall Garner is a graduate of Juilliard and has created commissioned works for Ailey II, the Juilliard School and Barnard College, among others. Over the course of her fellowship, she will explore the ephemerality of flowers in their natural and abstract forms for a production that brings together music, dance, and art with collaborator Jared Small. Garner was one of the first recipients of the Joffrey Ballet’s Choreography of Color Award (now titled Winning Works). She has taught at American Ballet Theatre and Joffrey Ballet School summer intensives; currently, she is an adjunct professor at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Meaningful In Motion is a visual tribute by choreographer Amy Hall Garner to three prominent black ballerinas: Lauren Anderson, Debra Austin, and Virginia Johnson. These women continue to have an impact on generations to come, especially dancers of color. This virtual commission is a gesture to their journey through movement, resulting in three ephemeral solos. These dances are coupled with floral-themed paintings from Memphis painter Jared Small and an original score from composer Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa, who uniquely combines classical Zimbabwean polyphonies with Western classical music. The piece is shot by video artist Hannah Sarah Rifkin.


Bio:

Amy Hall Garner is an internationally-known choreographer based in New York City creating works in the ballet, modern, and theatrical genres. A native of Huntsville, Alabama, and a graduate of The Juilliard School, her work has been commissioned by numerous schools and companies including Ailey II, Collage Dance Collective, The Juilliard School, The Ailey School, Barnard College, The University of the Arts, and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. She has also created works for Columbia Ballet Collaborative and personally coached Grammy Award winner Beyoncé, providing additional choreography for The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. Her theatrical choreography credits include The Color Purple for the Milwaukee Repertory Theater and serving as the associate choreographer for the Off-Broadway musical Invisible Thread, directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulas. In 2018, she was selected to participate in Alvin Ailey’s New Directions Choreography Lab supported by the Ford Foundation. Garner was one of the first recipients of the Joffrey Ballet’s Choreography of Color Award (now titled Winning Works). As a leading educator, she has taught at both American Ballet Theatre and Joffrey Ballet School summer intensives, along with numerous residencies and master classes across the country. Currently, Garner is an adjunct professor at New York University’s New Studio on Broadway at Tisch School of the Arts.

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Explore the ephemerality of flowers in their natural and abstract forms with Alabama-born choreographer Amy Hall Garner for a production that brings together music, dance, and art.

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In partnership with the Center for Ballet and the Arts

A fellow from our season-long collaboration with the Center for Ballet Arts at NYU, Alabama-born choreographer Amy Hall Garner is a graduate of Juilliard and has created commissioned works  for Ailey II, the Juilliard School and Barnard College, among others. Over the course of her fellowship, she will explore the ephemerality of flowers in their natural and abstract forms for a production that brings together music, dance, and art with collaborator Jared Small. Garner was one of the first recipients of the Joffrey Ballet’s Choreography of Color Award (now titled Winning Works). She has taught at American Ballet Theatre and Joffrey Ballet School summer intensives; currently, she is an adjunct professor at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. 

Bio:

Amy Hall Garner is an internationally-known choreographer based in New York City creating works in the ballet, modern, and theatrical genres. A native of Huntsville, Alabama, and a graduate of The Juilliard School, her work has been commissioned by numerous schools and companies including Ailey II, Collage Dance Collective, The Juilliard School, The Ailey School, Barnard College, The University of the Arts, and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. She has also created works for Columbia Ballet Collaborative and personally coached Grammy Award winner Beyoncé, providing additional choreography for The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. Her theatrical choreography credits include The Color Purple for the Milwaukee Repertory Theater and serving as the associate choreographer for the Off-Broadway musical Invisible Thread, directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulas. In 2018, she was selected to participate in Alvin Ailey’s New Directions Choreography Lab supported by the Ford Foundation. Garner was one of the first recipients of the Joffrey Ballet’s Choreography of Color Award (now titled Winning Works). As a leading educator, she has taught at both American Ballet Theatre and Joffrey Ballet School summer intensives, along with numerous residencies and master classes across the country. Currently, Garner is an adjunct professor at New York University’s New Studio on Broadway at Tisch School of the Arts.

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Amy Hall Garner – Toulmin Fellow