Photography Credit: Sarah Glover, Matthew Gregory Hollis, Peter Hinsdale, FStop Photography, Hanna Brictson, Jim Jam Photo
Amanda Ramirez is a freelance dancer, movement director and choreographer from El Paso, TX and has lived in Chicago for 8 years. Ramirez is a graduate of Texas Tech University and is currently a company member with modern and contemporary dance companies, VADCO and Synapse Arts. She also studies salsa on2 with La Mecca Dance Chicago and flamenco with Clinard Dance. Amanda has performed professionally throughout the country spanning from theatre, modern-contemporary dance, improvisation, latin dance and flamenco.
Since 2016, Amanda has presented choreography throughout Chicago with Synapse Art's New Works & Mural Dances, Links Hall, College of Lake County and more, including co-directing shows with self-produced works, "Machismo" and "Sonder" (co-directed with Kimberly Baker). She is currently in production of her first ever dance film, which she is directing and choreographing.
She is a choreographic grant recipient of Women Who Create, Cliff Dwellers and a recipient of several choreographic residencies and fellowships including Links Hall CO-Missions, See Chicago Dance, Chicago Cultural Center Artist in Residency, Keshet Makers Experience, and more. In 2021, she began her certification in Intimacy Direction & Coordination for theatre & film with IDC Professionals.