Amanda Clark Tanruther
I have been with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District since 2015 and started my journey in CSA in 2018. My Modern classes are Graham focused with use of traditional series Graham vocabulary which is then infused into my voice in choreography. Ballet classes are classical with a Cecchetti base. I like working at CSA because the opportunities to collaborate abound while students also create a sense of community while deepening their understanding of the arts and academics.
I earned my BFA at Kent State University, earning awards in Excellence in Teaching and Leadership as well as a place in Who’s Who in American Colleges and Education. I later earned my terminal MFA in Contemporary Dance from Case Western Reserve University, earning the Henry Kurth Award for Theatrical Excellence and the Grace J. Petot award for Research Excellence. In 2014 I earned the Eva L. Pancoast Fellowship from CWRU to study the Dutch aesthetic of dance in the Netherlands and continued those studies post graduation. I am originally from Northeast Ohio; every time I leave for different dance projects, I always come home and have happily rooted down in Cleveland. My research and publishing include studies in Dancer Wellness. I have a passion for arts advocacy and writing for dance and pursue that passion through committee work from the school through the state and national level. I hope to share with each dance scholar the knowledge of the breadth of the field of dance so they can find their place in this field and grow.
Positions/Courses: Full Time Dance Faculty
Please E-mail me for the Dance Department Google Classroom code.