Amy O’Brien | Boise

As a professional dancer based in New York City, Amy performed on Broadway, was a member of Twyla Tharp’s Company, choreographed for and toured with Mikhail Baryshnikov and his White Oak Dance Project. She is co-founder of The Atlanta School, an Art and Architecture School located in a rugged mountain town at the foot of the Sawtooth Wilderness Area. She has been saving, restoring and revitalizing historic buildings in Atlanta, Idaho since 1998. Amy is a 2007 recipient of an Idaho Commission on the Arts Fellowship for the Performing Arts.

Amy’s connection with the Alliance began with her participation in a multi artist exhibition ‘Holding What Can’t Be Held’ based on touring the radioactive cleanup sites at the Idaho National Laboratory. Her work travelled to Boulder, CO as part of ‘Facing Rocky Flats’ an art exhibit commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Rocky Flats Truth Force where she became inspired by the dedication and work of anti- nuclear activists. She has been a passionate supporter of the Alliance and is honored to serve on its board.