About Amy J:

Amy J_Bio

“Lambert uses positive, funny absurdity to affirm our creative ability to disrupt norms and create new connections.”

Interviews & Published Writing:

Feature/Interview with SeattleDances (2019)

Amy J Lambert on isolation, marimba and fitting in; Interview with CityArts (2018)

The Things That Matter in Life (Are Useless); Stance: Journal of Choreographic Culture (2018)

Real Talk with Amy J; Interview with SeattleDances (2015)

Preview: The Eternal Glow of Electric Hearts; Interview with SeattleDances (2012)

Amy J Lambert (Johnson) has been dancing in her living room, her car, and while walking down the street since age 3. You may remember her from her memorable performance as ‘Snow Flurry #6’ in the Vancouver Dance Theater’s production of The Nutcracker.

Lambert  is a Seattle-based dance artist who playfully choreographs and directs in the realms of musical theater and concert dance. She obtained her BFA in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts in 2011 (Magna Cum Laude), and is currently the artistic director and choreographer for AJnC Dance-Theater which presents whimsical and engaging works often based on literature and historical research. She has recently worked in collaboration with choreographer Markeith Wiley on a performance trilogy based on the work of Hunter S. Thompson, called A Savage Journey. Lambert was also a collaborator in the multi-disciplinary collective The Eternal Glow Project lead by Tim Smith-Stewart. Her work has been presented at Velocity Dance Center (Bridge Project, and Fall Kick-Off), On the Boards (12 Minutes Max), Seattle International Dance Festival, BOOST Dance Festival, The Slate Theater, Centerstage Theatre, Musicircus at Town Hall Seattle, and Out of Sight, a contemporary visual and performance art festival.

She is a co-producer of Against the Grain/Men In Dance and an Artist-in-Residence at The Nest/eXit Space Dance. Lambert is also a dance educator and teaches weekly technique classes in Modern and Ballet for the Seattle dance community.

She has been a guest teacher in several Seattle area Middle and High schools. She has had the pleasure of working with and performing works by Merce Cunningham, Robert Battle/Battleworks, Tonya Lockyer, Daniel Linehan, Amy O’Neal, Markeith Wiley, Maya Soto, Deborah Wolf, Tim Smith-Stewart, Molly Sides, Dylan Ward, and Marlo Ariz (Martin), among others.

Lambert...creates works that masterfully blend the beautiful physicality of dance and the playful absurdity of theater.
— SeattleDances

2017 Reel:

...funny, engaging, and worthwhile was not merely the use of odd tricks or beautiful technique…
— SeattleDances
Those exhausted from the banality of the everyday found catharsis at the Slate Theater last weekend, losing themselves in the unhinged theatrical dance work Savage Summer. The truly convention-weary may have even found some commonalities with the main characters, who operate entirely outside the realm of ‘normal.’
— City Arts
Lambert’s deranged antics are especially funny, [...] keeping her delightfully unpredictable.
— City Arts
Johnson, who has proved to be an intellectual, text-driven creator, choreographed just that: the physical manifestation of a dream world, and one that spun history and modernity into a commentary on proletarian tedium and the tragic comedy of contemporary life.
— SeattleDances
The clean execution of the choreography was a testament to the performers, but also to Johnson; she has a knack for making her dancers truly move together.
— SeattleDances
Johnson’s choreography brought a necessary element of humanity to the piece...felt honest, and deepened the work considerably.
— SeattleDances