Amy Bramlett Turner (Hot Springs, AR) received her early training from Andrea Pierkowski and Edmond Cooper. She completed her BFAs in Ballet and Modern Dance as a Nordan Fine Arts Scholar at Texas Christian University in 2011 and her Masters of Arts in Dance Education at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro in 2019. Amy has been the Director of Hot Springs School District’s 7-12 Dance Program since 2014. She has had the opportunity to perform and study all over the world with several international choreographers and dancers on tour and with Princess Cruises and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. She has been a guest artist with North Arkansas Dance Theatre and Hot Springs Children’s Dance Theatre and was resident choreographer and principal dancer with the Muses Creative Project (2014-2018). Amy is a four-time Oaklawn Foundation Scholar (2016-2019), was nominated for the 2015 Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce Young Professional of the Year, and awarded the Avant-Garde Honoree Award by ACANSA Arts Festival (2015). Amy earned the title of 2019 Teacher of the Year for Hot Springs World Class High School and was nominated for the 2019 Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce Woman of the Year. She is now the President of the Arkansas Dance Network (NDEO State Affiliate) where she helped establish the first Arkansas High School Dance Festival, Arkansas Middle School Festival & Dance Teacher Professional Development. Amy is now also the 7-12 Arts Coordinator for Hot Springs School District and directs the Hot Springs Dance Troupe, the student company that trains and fundraises to perform in Europe through the Stars of Tomorrow International Tour (2018, 2022). Amy truly believes movement has the power to create change and works tirelessly to use dance education to build community and student, organizations, and community partnerships within the state of Arkansas.