Sasha Amaya is working in dance, choreography, installation, and spatial design.
Using the media of music, movement, dance, art history, collage, text, and architectural surrounds, she is particularly interested in understanding how we frame, utilize, reject, and repurpose historical narratives and techniques in contemporary art work.
Her work as a performer and creator has been exhibited in Germany at the Sophiensaele, Uferstudios, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, and LAKE Studios, in France at la Cité internationale des arts and l’Abbaye du Royaumont, at Somerset House in London, at the Goethe Institute in partnership with the Royal Institute of Art in Sweden, and at aceartinc. in Canada. In addition to her artistic work, she also writes regularly on dance and art, for German and international publications.
In addition to her dance education undertaken in Canada, Germany, and France, she holds an MPhil in Architecture and Urban Studies from the University of Cambridge, and a Post-Masters diploma from the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm.