“Dance like your life depends on it” isn’t just a catchy phrase to Amy Jordan – it’s her personal experience, and her victory.
This brief video was made by Amy Jordan – choreographer, dancer, diabetic, survivor, and founder of The Victory Dance Project. I’m hoping you’ll be inspired by her story: https://vimeo.com/198286583
MAKING THE IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE
POWER OF MOVEMENT
Amy Jordan’s training and career spans three decades of study and performances in New York, Los Angeles and Miami. She has studied classical ballet, jazz, modern dance and hip-hop with acclaimed choreographers Michael Peters, Michael Rooney, Joe Lanteri and many others.
In May 2014, The Victory Dance Project premiered with a sold-out performance at The Alvin Ailey Center for Dance. The opening performance featured a world premiere of the full-length contemporary ballet, Human Revolution, choreographed by Amy Jordan.
Amy credits her passion and training as a dancer for literally saving her life on more than one occasion. Diagnosed with juvenile diabetes at age four, she turned to dance as a source of inspiration and discipline to better manage her diabetes.
Ms. Jordan morphed her dance background to found the nationally awarded SWEET ENUFF Movement, a diabetes and obesity prevention program for youth. The programs included dance fitness classes, groups for kids and parents, and nutritional guidance. In 2013, Sweet Enuff was a top five national finalist for First Lady Michelle Obama’s “End Childhood Obesity Challenge.”
In 2009 Amy was run over by a bus in New York City.
Told she might never walk again, Amy used her discipline and dance training to propel her recovery. She credits her discpline as a dancer for her ‘miraculous’ rehabiitation.
Amy Jordan Founded The Victory Dance Project on a mission ‘To Make the Impossible Possible with the Power of Movement.’
Today, Amy strives to inspire and motivate others struggling with chronic illness, trauma, post-rehabilitation adjustment and personal struggles of any kind.
In addition to her choreography, Amy Jordan is a trained coach and fitness trainer. She is also an in-demand motivational speaker.