Photography Credit: Sarah Glover, Matthew Gregory Hollis, Peter Hinsdale, FStop Photography, Hanna Brictson, Jim Jam Photo
Amanda Ramirez (she/her) is a Chicago-based dancer, movement director, and choreographer who creates genre-bending performance works centered around her Chicana culture. Ramirez is a graduate of Texas Tech University and has performed professionally throughout the country spanning from theatre, modern-contemporary dance, improvisation, latin dance, salsa, and flamenco.
Since 2016, Amanda has presented original choreographic works throughout the Midwest at Links Hall, Loyola University, College of Lake County, The Croft, and more. She has directed, choreographed and produced several evening length shows with her latest titled, “Nuestra Tierra” which will premiere at Rad Fest 2024. She is currently in post-production for her first dance film, "Tierra", which she directed, produced, and choreographed.
She is recognized as a choreographic grant recipient of Women Who Create, Cliff Dwellers, and more and is a recipient of several choreographic residencies and fellowships including Links Hall CO-Missions, The Croft, See Chicago Dance, Keshet Makers Experience, Synapse Arts New Works and more. In 2021, she began her certification in Intimacy Direction & Coordination for theatre & film with IDC Professionals.