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Amy Rose performed with Chicago Ballet in “The Nutcracker” and “Alice in Wonderland” before joining American Ballet Theatre at the age of sixteen. She danced as a soloist with ABT from 1979-1992 featured in principal, soloist and character roles in both the classical and contemporary repertoire. She was also featured in many “Dance in America” and “Live from the Met” television and video tapings. During this time she also guested with the Universal Ballet in Korea, Japan and China, with the Stars of American Ballet in Manila and performed at Jacob’s Pillow with Patrick Bissell. In 1992 she joined Pacific Northwest Ballet where she danced leading roles in many ballets until 1997. As a freelance dancer she guested with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Dance West Ballet, Northwest Ballet and the Civic Ballet of Chicago. Rose has been the faculty for the American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensives for the last seventeen years and has been teaching in the Chicago area for nineteen years. She is also the ballet mistress for Ballet Theater of Illinois and is a guest teacher for Southold Dance Theatre, Northwest Ballet, Oklahoma City Ballet School and several others. Rose has been a guest teacher for several Midwest Dance Festivals and also coaches dancers for various competitions. Rose is an ABT Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 7 of the ABT National Training Curriculum.