Photography Credit: Sarah Glover, Matthew Gregory Hollis, Peter Hinsdale, FStop Photography, Hanna Brictson, Jim Jam Photo
Amanda Ramirez is a dancer, movement director and choreographer from El Paso, TX and has lived in Chicago for 7 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. Amanda has performed professionally throughout the country spanning from theatre, modern-contemporary dance and improvisation.
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 a choreographic grant recipient of Cliff Dwellers and a recipient of several choreographic residencies including Links Hall CO-Missions, 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, she is currently a level-one certified intimacy director/coordinator.