RADicle Residency is a collaborative nature-based residency between Wellspring/Cori Terry and Dancers’ RAD Fest program and The Croft of Horton Bay, MI. Each year, a selected dance artist creates a work at The Croft in the fall, and that work premieres in Kalamazoo at RAD Fest in March.
This year’s RADicle artist is Amanda Ramirez (she/her), a Chicago-based dancer, movement director, and choreographer who creates genre-bending performance works centered around her Chicana culture. Ramirez is a graduate of Texas Tech University and has performed professionally across the country in the fields of theatre, modern-contemporary dance, improvisation, Latin dance, salsa, and flamenco.
Since 2016, Ramirez has presented original choreographic works throughout the Midwest, at Links Hall, Loyola University, College of Lake County, The Croft, and more. She has directed, choreographed and produced several evening-length shows. Her latest, Nuestra Tierra, will premiere at this year’s Rad Fest. She is currently in post-production for her first dance film, Tierra, which she directed, produced, and choreographed.