Amberly M Simpson
Amberly M. Simpson is a dancer, aerialist, teacher, and choreographer local to Louisville, KY. She was born and raised in Glendale, California where, through a somewhat atypical route of first dabbling in figure skating and theatre, she began training in dance with the Glendale High School Dance/Drill Team.
Her more formal training would not begin until she attended Purdue University where she received a minor in Dance, as well as Bachelors degrees in Psychological Sciences and Creative Writing.
During this time, she trained and performed with the Purdue Contemporary Dance Company (2011-2015) where she traveled and performed in multiple American College Dance Association Festivals (2013-2015), the American Dance Festival (2013), two TED Talks (2013, 2015), and the Prague Quadrennial (2015), as well as co-directing a production for Obsessive-Compulsive Dance (2014).
After moving to Kentucky in 2015, she attended Bellarmine University (2015-2017) where she received her Master of the Arts in Teaching for English Language Arts.
During this time, she began her professional dance career, first working with the Lexington-based companies Blackbird Dance Theatre (2015-2016) and the Allegro Dance Project (2016-present), and then becoming a choreographer for, and performer with, Suspend Productions (2016-present).
It was here that she created her first evening-length dance work, “Only Weeds Will Rise In Winter” (2018) that laid the groundwork for launching her own modern dance company, Ambo Dance Theatre, in 2019.