Amber Whitehall (Co-Artistic Director, Founding Member) is a performer, writer and teacher. Her work is a distinct synthesis of technique, concept and practice informed by extensive experience making original work in a collaborative way. She writes in time and space to share a likeness of lived feeling and to see the familiar anew. She believes in the utility of ambiguity. She believes in the power of metaphor. (Even if it takes a lot of work and a good deal of confusion.) Her research and teaching includes creative compositional process, embodied awareness and expression, and the symbiotic relationship between composition and improvisation. She has produced work and taught in Portland, Seattle, NYC, and Europe. She is a dedicated practitioner of the Viewpoints and the Suzuki Method actor training, as well as Roy Hart Voice and extended vocal work. Amber taught acting and movement in the BFA program at Naropa University; butoh dance at The Evergreen State College; composition at Conduit Dance; voice at Portland Actors Conservatory; Acting at Lewis & Clark College. She is currently faculty at the Institute for Contemporary Performance. She is also a Registered Yoga Teacher. MFA: Contemporary Performance.