The BreedArts School of Art and Dance offers movement classes, art classes, and a new Homeschool Co-op, for youth, ages 4-13, for a Fall, Spring, and Summer Season. This program will introduce children to a world of movement including ballet, modern dance, improvisation, choreography, hip hop, tap, and yoga; high quality art technique and instruction; and a supportive, inspiring, and warm community.
Through exploration of dance concepts and techniques, students learn to identify and coordinate parts of their body into various movement patterns, developing strength and flexibility, and stimulating brain function. Students have the opportunity to empower their creative talents as they learn the art of choreography. As part of our core values, we encourage healthy body image and body knowledge for each dancer’s physical safety.
I hope you will join me in sharing a love of art and movement.
Meet the Director
Amelia Breed has been choreographing and performing dance professionally for 10 years. In addition to the Knoxville dance scene, her work has been performed in Asheville, NC; Brooklyn, NY, Charleston, SC; Chattanooga, TN, and Lewisburg, WV. Amelia feels grateful to have studied with various artists including Art Bridgeman and Myrna Packer, Chris Burnside, Joy Davis, Cindy Dollar, Vicki Fink, Angie Hauser and Chris Aiken, Kathleen Hermesdorf, Tere O’Connor, Stephen Koplowitz, Leah Pinder, Shelley Senters, Nancy Stark Smith, Ray Elliott Swartz, Amanda Thom-Woodson, and Doug Varone and Dancers.
Amelia founded the Chickamauga School of Art, a program offering art classes and camps to children and adults, 2009-2015. She founded BreedArts School of Art and Dance in 2015. Amelia has worked with children for 17 years in schools, museums, and art centers both in Virginia and Tennessee, and is in her ninth year teaching art and yoga at Garden Montessori in Knoxville, TN.
She also designs and creates a line of clothing for adults and children inspired by our natural world, intended to move beautifully with the body. She has designed various pieces for performance in addition to dressing families in Knoxville.