Amy Butler

Senior Artist

Amy Butler

Amy joined Stopgap in January 2013 and is one of our senior dance artists. She draws inspiration from many dance techniques and styles and since joining Stopgap has spent time devising an inclusive yoga practice. She is constantly seeking ways to evolve physically and creatively. 

In 2019 Amy completed an MA in Developing Artist Practice at London Contemporary Dance School, receiving a distinction. Other qualifications includea first class honours in BA Performing Arts at London Metropolitan University and a Higher Certificate at London Contemporary Dance school. In 2011 Amy was awarded the Lisa Ullmann Travel Scholarship Fund enabling her to complete an Integral Yoga Qualification at the IYI India.

Amy is rehearsal director for Akram Khan company, specifically for the pieces ‘Chotto Xenos’ and ‘Chotto Desh’. She performs the role of Choreographic Consultant for Highly Sprung Performance Company and is choreographic mentor to Christopher Pavia on his latest work ‘The Journey Between’. She has performed for Akram Khan company in the 2012 olympics, Enrique Cabrera (Aracladanza), Helene Blackburn (Cas Public), State of Emergency, Highly Sprung, Ascendance Rep., Jonathan Poole, Motionmanual and Balbir Singh.

Her choreographic work includes ‘Slide with the Sun’ performed and toured by SG2, ‘Composition in Time’ for Ramallah festival in Palestine, ‘Outside Spaces, Inside Places’ for Ascendance Rep and two short works for Three Scores.

Amy’s teaching experience has seen her work for Ausdance NSW and NASDA in Sydney Australia, Solodos En Danza in Costa Rica, Greenwich Dance Agency, Northern Contemporary Dance School, Laban, Phoenix Dance Theatre, RAD, Yorkshire Dance and many other international companies.

Amy’s first collaboration with Stopgap was Artificial Things. Since then she has collaborated on The Enormous Room, Bill and Bobby, The Seafarers, and with Sg2 on The Awakening.