Amy Schofield is an MFA candidate in Flamenco Choreography. She creates and performs multimedia dance works, conducts research in dance pedagogy, and teaches flamenco dance technique classes at UNM. Her current choreographic research combines the seemingly disparate mediums of classic Hollywood film noir and flamenco dance to disrupt limiting and archaic ideas of femininity. At once breaking with conventions of flamenco dance and fracturing outdated representations of femininity, this project continues the legacy of flamenco-as-protest to undo enduring female stereotypes.
Her qualitative research into fear of failure integrates elements of sport psychology into dance pedagogy. Amy has worked as a teaching artist and performer with such esteemed companies as Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana and Flamenco Del Encuentro. She holds a BFA in dance with a focus in classical ballet performance from University of the Arts. http://www.laeimi.com/