Amy M. Wilkinson
Amy Wilkinson holds a MEd in Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago where she is an Advanced Lecturer and where she was awarded the 2016 Langerbeck Faculty Mentorship award. In 2015, the Loyola student body also nominated her as one of eight Faculty Member of the Year finalists for her commitment to instruction, student development, and innovative programming. She is the Executive Director of the In/Motion Dance Film Festival whose mission is to celebrate dance performance within digital media platforms by fostering innovation in the presentation of movement-based artworks and by encouraging artists to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration. Her most recent film project titled All, involved a diverse group of dancers, many of whom are living with Parkinson’s disease. Ms. Wilkinson has performed with numerous Chicago companies including CDI/Concert Dance In., Luna Negra Dance Theatre, Same Planet Different World, and Thodos Dance Chicago, for whom she also served as the educational outreach coordinator and wrote, directed, and produced a physics-based touring performance, The Science of Motion - The Art of Dance. She is also a professional choreographer for national and international arts organizations, recently leading a group of dancers and filmmakers to Havana, Cuba where they created site-specific dance films.