Amber T. Wade began dancing at the age of 3 with the Virginia Tanner Creative Dance Program on the campus of the University of Utah Utah and she hasn’t stopped. Her early years were spent performing and touring with Children’s Dance Theater including two trips to the Wolftrap Arts Festival in Washington, D.C. and numerous DACI conferences; some of her fondest memories come from participating in lecture demonstrations for elementary students across the state. She added ballet and jazz to her training, studying with Miki Casalino and Janet Gray Studios.
Amber earned her B.S. in Dance Education from Utah State University and spent the next 10 years teaching grades 7-12 in Granite School District. During this time she also earned her M.A. in Dance Education from California State University, Long Beach. Amber spent 7 years teaching at Utah Valley University in the Dance Department including Composition, Improvisation, Dance Conditioning, various Dance Education classes and a student teaching mentor. She also piloted and helped implement the Dance Production and Senior Capstone courses.
Amber has presented at the National Dance Education Organization annual conference and has been a member of the UDEO Board. She also has spent time as an audition judge, adjudicator, master class teacher, and guest artist across the state. Amber is also an accomplished costume designer designing and constructing original costumes for Myriad Dance Company, Southern Utah University, Idaho State University and local high schools including Salem Hills, Brighton and Davis High schools to name a few.
She is the wife of a soldier and proud mom to 3 boys. She enjoys traveling, cooking, Pilates, and gardening. Amber is excited to join the Synergy Dance Academy family and bring her diverse background and experience to her students.