Ami Shulman is a performing artist, movement director, movement educator and Feldenkrais practitioner. She has worked with Compagnie Marie Chouinard, the GoteborgsOperans Danskompani, the Cirque Du Soleil, the National Ballet of Canada, Ballet BC, Jose Navas and the Dance-On Ensemble Berlin. In theatre she has worked with the National Theatre of London, UK and the Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington DC for which she received a 2016 Helen Hayes Award. Ami has taught extensively throughout Canada, the US and Europe including for the Juilliard School; Jacob’s Pillow; the Alvin Ailey School; Staatstheater Kassel; Hollins University; b12; Tanzfabrik; CODARTS; the National Theatre School of Canada and she is an Artistic Associate of the Springboard Project Montreal. She has had long term collaborations with videographer and musician Butch Rovan and with Phillip Szporer of Mouvement Perpetuel and is a co-author to an anthology of essays on Phenomenologies of the Body in Performance.
Ami Shulman teaches a highly dynamic class, that integrates the floor as an essential component for exploring full body connectivity and proprioceptive awareness. Her teachings focus on the efficiency and clarity of movement, which liberates the form and allows for a deeper range of physical expression. Inspired by Feldenkrais, her approach fosters the movement potential of the individual, promoting somatic awareness while expanding the interpretive possibilities of the performer.