Amy Yakima

Professional Dancer - Musical Theatre

Amy Yakima grew up dancing at Noretta Dunworth School of Dance in Dearborn, Michigan. While training, she was casted in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular as Clara for 3 years at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, MI and 1 year at the Radio City Music Hall in NYC. She is most notably known for winning season 10 of Fox’s hit tv show “So You Think You Can Dance” and continuing to tour nationwide that fall with the other top 10 contestants on her season. Amy toured with Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound and was a performer in Lindsey Stirling’s Shatter Me national/international tour. She was a dancer in Carrie Underwood’s “Something in the Water” music video and came back to SYTYCD as an all-star performer. She trained on scholarship for one year at Marymount Manhattan college, and has been on faculty at Velocity Dance Convention, West Coast Dance Convention, and Radix Dance Convention. She just recently made her Broadway debut as Peter Pan in "Finding Neverland."

Dance Convention Teachers

All faculty teachers are scheduled to attend all locations, and to teach in all three levels. While all our teachers plan to be at each and every location, occasionally other professional obligations arise and a faculty member or two cannot attend. Excel works with many unbelievable teachers and will replace anyone absent with an equally qualified teacher. Our confirmed faculty for each city will be posted (with the schedule) one week in advance.

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