Baltimore, MD native Amber J. Merrick began training in the Baltimore School For the Arts’ T.W.I.G.S. program. While a student at the high school, she received additional training at Dance Theatre of Harlem, Miami City Ballet, and American Ballet Theater. Merrick received a BFA in Dance Performance from Towson University and also had the pleasure of studying abroad at Palucca Schule Dresden in Dresden, Germany.
Professional credits include Die Theater Chemnitz, Oakland Ballet Company, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna, and Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour on Broadway.
Ms. Merrick’s teaching resume encompasses a variety of styles of dance at schools such as Dallas Black Dance Academy, The Dance Conservatory at St. Paul’s School for Girls, Supernova Dance Company and Towson University Community Dance. Merrick has completed Towson University’s Post-Baccalaureate K-12 Dance Teaching Certification Program. She is currently on dance faculty at Milford Mill Academy and Franklin Middle School in Baltimore County, MD.