Amey Rahey (she/her) began her dance training in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia at Dance Sync, and currently resides in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has trained extensively in numerous styles and has always sought out additional dance education. Amey has received numerous awards and scholarships at events across North America throughout her dance career. She is best known for her unique style of movement, as well as her commitment to the development of young artists. Having graduated in 2015 with a B.Comm. degree and a major in accounting, Amey is now a freelance choreographer, instructor, and the Creative Director of both Elite Dance Productions: a touring competition and convention company; and DFRNT Dance: an intimate artist development program. Amey has been chosen to take part in many renowned training programs, such as The Gypsy Project LA, the Dana Foglia Dance Training Program, the SoulEscape Company Intensive, and the RUBBERBANDance Winter Workshop. These programs allowed her to work alongside a select group of dancers to study under artists such as Erica Sobol, Dana Foglia, Justin Giles, Victor Quijada, Jiri Pokorny, Tilman O’Donnell, Medhi Walerski, Lisa Ebeyer, David Harvey, Dana Wilson, Will Johnston, Jen Osorio Pendleton, and Alan Salazar, to name a few. She has also participated in The Galen Hooks Method Artist Development session, under the direction of Galen Hooks. Additionally, she has performed in multiple shows as a company member of Justin Giles’ SoulEscape in Dallas and Los Angeles, at the 2018 Raptor’s home opener, at Toronto’s Original Choreographer’s Ball 2020, and has taught at Arizona’s DancePlex and Toronto’s Underground Dance Centre. She is also a proud member of the Professional Adjudicator’s Alliance. Amey continues to seek out opportunities in order to fulfill her desire to continuously grow as an artist.
What do you want people to get from your class?
My class provides dancers with a safe space to amplify their creative voices while challenging their athleticism and artistry. I want them to leave class feeling as if they have grown as a dancer and human.
What motivates you to dance?
Lived experience and a physical need to release emotional energy motivates me to dance. Other dancers and forms of art are huge inspirations for my desire to create.
What are some highlights of your career as a dancer/choreographer?
Some of my most special moments include having the opportunity to train closely with Erica Sobol and Dana Foglia, as well as dancing in the Soul Escape company shows in LA and Dallas. However, the biggest highlight so far has been creating DFRNT Dance – an intimate artist development program aimed towards dancers ages 11+.