At BreedArts School of Art and Dance, students receive high quality instruction in Dance as an art form. Development of proprioception, technique, alignment, and healthy body image are the foundations of each class. Students have an opportunity to explore improvisation and choreographic games in the Intro, Modern, Making Dances, and Performance classes, setting an early foundation for choreography.
I strongly feel that every body has an ability to move with grace and intention. Through commitment and study, one can develop an incredible awareness of strength, flexibility, balance, health, and proprioception that will carry and apply to all walks of life.
For those whose spirit cannot survive the absence of dance, I can offer high quality instruction preparing for a college experience and career in dance.
Meet the Director
Amelia Breed has been choreographing and performing dance professionally for 12 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, including a decade of teaching at Garden Montessori in Knoxville.
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.