LSC-Kingwood’s authority in dance was recently named one of Houston’s Top 10 Choreographers by the Houston Press. Amy Llanes, professor of dance, was selected for her contributions to dance and for being the founder/choreographer of the Rederrnus Feil Dance Company. Llanes joined LSC-Kingwood’s Department of Kinesiology and Dance in 2011.
“I am deeply honored for this distinction,” said Llanes. “I am in great company with so many other talented choreographers in the Houston area, “explained Llanes. She recently teamed up with jhon r. stronks’s “there…in the sunlight” to present Venturing Out, a series of informal performances featuring works from Houston area dancers.
Llanes earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Fine Arts degree in dance from Sam Houston State University. In 2013, she was interviewed by the Houston Press. In the article, Llanes explained the meaning behind the name of her dance company. “Redernerrus is surrender spelled Backwards and feil is a word scramble for life,” she said. “As a choreographer, that is exactly what I try to do. My intention is to be completely open, vulernable and surrendering of my innermost self for the creative process. Most of my works I create stem from a moment, idea or image from my own personal life or the persons immediately surrounding me.”
In addition to her instructional duties at LSC-Kingwood, Llanes has also taught at Houston Community College and at Sam Houston State University as both a guest and graduate instructor. Some of the courses Llanes has taught include jazz, modern dance, choreography, folk, and social dance among others.
Llanes has been an artist in residence at the Rice Dance Theatre and HopeWerks. Additionally, she was selected as Houston Press’ 100 Creatives, and received a Dance Service Award from the Department of Theatre and Dance at Sam Houston State University.
Llanes has choreographed hundreds of dance performance in Houston and throughout Texas.
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