Amelia Joehl

Allen, TX

BFA Class of 2023

Where did you train?

I began my training at Birmingham Dance Theatre and NS Dance in Alabama and then trained at Texas Academy of Dance Arts. The past two years, I’ve been fortunate to train at Dance Industry Performing Arts Center.

What inspires you?

I am inspired by others who are curious, who are creative, who crave learning, and who are willing to leave their comfort zone to grow in all areas of their lives. I’ve been fortunate to dance with and learn from some amazing dancers, teachers, and choreographers and I’m so inspired by those who truly seem focused on enriching the lives of others. I am also greatly inspired by those who are gifted, yet stay humble and graceful.

Describe yourself in three words.

I am driven.

Tell us a fun fact about you.

I was adopted from South Korea when I was a baby! My Korean name is Eun-Jee, which means wisdom and grace.

What does it mean to be a part of USC Kaufman?

Being a part of USC Kaufman is living out my dream to learn from this world-class faculty in an environment that embraces all movement and is shaping our world through dance, while at the same time creating leaders of change in both the dance community and community at large. I am honored to be here and so excited to be in an environment of endless possibilities where I can thrive as an artist!