Amy Guilmette, M.F.A.

Amy Guilmette

Amy J. Guilmette received her MFA in Choreography from the University of Michigan. She holds a BS in Dance Education K-12 and a BS in English Secondary Education from Wayne State University. Guilmette teaches Ballet, Jazz, Dance Company and French at Arts Academy in the Woods in Fraser, Mich. She holds an adjunct faculty position in Dance at Henry Ford College where she has taught dance technique, choreography, Pilates and Yoga courses, and is the artistic director for the Full Circle Dance Company. A member of the National Dance Education Organization, Congress On Research in Dance/Society of Dance History Scholars and Michigan Dance Council, she is dedicated to continued research in Dance Education.

Ms. Guilmette received a 2008 Summer Research Stipend from Wayne State University that culminated in the development of a research substantiated pilot creative dance program for at-risk youth. The program focuses on problem-solving and critical thinking pedagogies as applied to creative dance. In addition to her work as an educator, Ms. Guilmette danced professionally with Mack Avenue Dance Company and has presented her choreography in a MADC concert, at the Oakland Dance Festival, the American College Dance Festival and the Dance in the Mitten Festival. She is currently cultivating her artistry in solo works. She has presented these in multiple venues in the Detroit area.