Amii LeGendre is a Visiting Instructor in Dance and coordinates the Wellness Program through the Dean of Students Office at Bard College. For five years, she has taught dance to incarcerated men through the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) and Rehabilitation Through the Arts (RTA). She founded LeGendre Performance Group, with whom she made contemporary dance work for 15 years, in collaboration with musicians, composers, and designers in Seattle. Among work created was the award-winning Bully that premiered at On the Boards in Seattle with sculptor Anat Pollack and band/composer Violent Green.
Over the last 20 years, she has developed modern, improvisation, choreography, and contact improvisation teaching material which she has taught in many residencies nationally, and internationally in Ecuador, Peru, Canada, and Hong Kong. She is presently working on a series of site based custom-made solos for one performer and one spectator, called Evidence. The Museum of Narrow Places, a large group work, is an indoor continuation of this project; premiering in 2011 in Boston, Hudson Valley NY, and Milwaukee, The Museum expands and contracts for a variety of residencies and communities, with the premise of dance performance as an adventure for the spectator, who discovers solos in small spaces and rooms throughout a larger venue. Her work employs aspects of immersion theater, contemporary dance, drag, folk art, improvisation, theater of the oppressed work, and conflict resolution. She makes group and duet work with her dancing partner Anne Bloom (NY) and tours with Pat Graney Dance Co. (Seattle). She received her MFA from University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. She has a 7 year old daughter.