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Amy Reik

Amy has been dancing for 46 years and teaching for more than 30 years. She has studied tap, ballet, jazz, modern (Horton – Graham) lyrical, musical theatre, character, Cecchetti, and acro. Amy has also studied voice and acting. She was a past Miss Dance of Pennsylvania and also Miss Florida State 1983. She has received numerous awards from Dance Masters of America and Cechetti Council of America. Amy has performed in various musicals; Guys and Dolls, Damn Yankees, Cabaret, to name a few. She has also performed in dinner theater and industrial commercial work. As a professional choreographer she has credits that include Summer Stock Theater, High School Musicals, Show Choirs and University Dance Troops Performances. She has also set choreography on soloists, large and small group numbers throughout the United States. As a teacher she taught at Northern Kentucky University in the theatre department, at local studios, workshops and distinguished studios across the country. Amy is a frequent master teacher in California, Ohio, Florida, and Pennsylvania. She has taught nationally for Dance Masters of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Florida, and New York. Amy is the proud teacher of Teen Mr. Dance of Ohio 2007 and Mr. Dance of Ohio 2008. She is also the proud teacher of the 1st Runner-Up Mr. Dance of America 2008. In addition, her students have won state, regional, and national titles along with her many choreography awards. Amy additionally travels the country as a National Judge in various dance and pageant competitions. She is also a frequent evaluator of other competition teams. Currently, her students are working professionally and also continuing their dance education. In addition, Amy also believes in giving back to the community by hosting a dance benefit each year for the FreeStore Foodbank and served as member of the 4C Cabaret committee. Amy has served as a past member of the board of Cincinnati Ballet . Amy's proudest accomplishment is being the mother of five boys! Her favorite pastime is sharing the love of The Cincinnati Reds with her husband, William J. Reik, Jr., limited owner of the baseball team.