by Amy Grace
by Amy Grace is a collection of writing, inspiration and motivation based from creativity. This involves the tender and magical process of learning what living and exploring creativity means. My sincere desire is to inspire our spirits to check in to our creative selves and find the places in which are yearning to break free and create.
I believe in creativity being more than just a whim. It is a choice we make to listen to the thrumming of this earth, our hearts and those around us.
We are each made to be makers. It does not matter what we make, but how. Weather you make stitches on a sewing machine or on a body, you are an expert in your craft and I am dazzled by you.
Creating content to give you/the tools that not only inspires but tangibly displays ways in which overcoming, reaching potential and growth are possible.
"How we live our lives is a creation itself. Each of us are walking stories of how we live the day to day. I aim to encourage whole living that focuses on intentionality, wellness and grace. "
Join me in exposing the creativity.
2016 - Present
by Amy Grace
Guiding clients in the direction of understanding how creativity fits into their work and life. Giving insight into the implementation of a creative practice while maintaining the integrity of the visioning process. Providing feedback of ideas and processing that match the clients needs and style.
2014 - Present
by Amy Grace
Writing on the work and collaboration of artists. Bringing local female artists into conversation and collaboration with each other. Telling stories that are real, honest and raw. Staying involved in projects that produce healthy, and needed communication surrounding honesty.
Prepared and taught various different theatre classes weekly. Focusing mostly on the four - six age group and working on necessary foundational skills such as 'listening, respecting others, turn taking, confidence, character play, story telling and singing. Along with teaching prepared a new and unique short dramatic piece for parents each week.
2010 - 2013
SDHHNS | APSEA
As a freelance Interpreter with a background as an Educational Interpreter I would take work from two main sources. The Society of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (A local referral agency) and Atlantic Special Education Authority (a school that outsources Deaf students to their local schools and supported them with Interpreters and other accessibility set-ups). With these two main employers I invoiced them and go where ever the need. Settings I facilitated communication in as a Sign Language / English Interpreter include Classrooms K-12 , University lectures, College classes, Doctors appointments, Surgeries, Staff meetings, Dental appointments, Job training, Theatre etc. An Interpreters job is to create an environment in which each client Deaf and Hearing are provided with a cultural, linguistic and meaning based communication facilitation. I enjoyed my time as an Interpreter and still feel passionately about the profession, community and language.
2011 – 2016
Dalhousie Swing Dance Society
Swing / Blues Dance, Intermediate
Studied all levels of Swing and Blues dance as a 'follow'. Knowledgable in methods of Lindy-Hop, East Coast Swing, footwork, floor-craft, Charleston, 'Doin the Jive' , The Shim Sham and more.
2013 – 2014
Neptune Theatre School
Pre Professional Training Program, Theatre
An eight month intensive training program to either spring board theatre actors into further training or prepare them for the industry. Intensive study repertoire of theatre movement, singing, dancing, voice and acting. As a small ensemble class we worked specifically together and joined the Musical Theatre Foundations Program to produce and run "Spring Awakening The Musical" as an end of year show.
2007 – 2010
Nova Scotia Community College
American Sign Language (ASL) / English Interpretation
As a student in the AEIP, I learned how to analyze spoken and written language for intended meaning as well as analyze the other elements of communication. This includes body language, voice intonation and the surrounding environment. I spent time behind a camera being recorded while interpreting and then would be analyzed for message accuracy and inaccuracies. American Sign Language / English Interpreting training is a very intense process in which you are arguably put to the test everyday and the standard for students is above and beyond other programs. I was expected to be a professional from day one of training. The Interpreter training is still with me today.
2006 – 2008
Sackville Skating Club
Figure Skating, Star Skate 5
Learned and acquired basic Figure Skating skills such as waltz-jump, shoot the duck, sit spin, cross-overs etc.
2004 – 2008
Stephanie Allen Piano Studio
Learned and acquired skills in grade eight + of piano technique, theory and musicality.