Amy Ruggiero, a native of New York, graduated from Goucher College, with a BA in Dance and Biological Sciences. She recently performed on both the 1st National Broadway and Japan Tours of Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away, acting as Dance Captain and Female Principal/Ensemble Swing. Prior to that, Ms. Ruggiero danced with Ballet Austin and with American Repertory Ballet. While at ARB, she danced Twyla Tharp’s Baker’s Dozen, Val Caniparoli’s Lambarena, and the principal role of Marie in Graham Lustig’s The Nutcracker. She currently works as an Ensemble Dancer for The Radio City Christmas Spectacular in NYC. As a freelance artist, she has done projects for Nimbus Dance Works, Terra Firma Dance Theatre, Opera New Jersey, Terpsicorps Theater of Dance, Kinetic Works, and Glitterati. Film credits include footage and visuals for Beyoncé’s The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. With freelance writing published in Dance Spirit magazine, Ms. Ruggiero was a founding member of the collaborative blog danceINTUIT and accompanying ejournal The Dance JOT.