Amy has been the editor in chief of Pointe magazine since 2014, following a 19-year dance career. Ms. Brandt graduated summa cum laude from MMC with a BA in English and World Literatures in 2014.
A native of Libertyville, Illinois, she trained at Dancenter North and the Milwaukee Ballet School before joining the Milwaukee Ballet, where she danced for eight seasons. In 2003 she became a member of The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, dancing featured roles in Balanchine’s Agon, La Valse, Divertimento No. 15 and Pas de Dix, among others. She performed in honor of Ms. Farrell at the 2005 Kennedy Center Honors. While dancing professionally, Ms. Brandt began pursuing a college degree and writing extensively for several dance publications, including Pointe’s “Ask Amy” advice column. She graduated summa cum laude from Marymount Manhattan College with a BA in English and World Literatures, and has served as an associate editor for Dance Teacher and Dance Magazine.