Amy Knoles

Come work with me 
in my new

The Composer/Choreographer Studio

Recently remodeled to allow even more space for dancers/choreographers to work in a live collaborative environment.

"The opening piece White Screen is performed by Sakamoto and Waewdao Sirisook, a Thai dancer trained in both traditional Lanna arts and contemporary dance, in concert with live electronic music performed and composed by Amy Knoles whose rhythms, beats, and punctuations are the muscle and the breath of the movement." 

- Jacki Apple, Fabrik Magazine 7/2012

I've had long artistically rich histories with such notables as:

  • Performance Artist Rachel Rosenthal Highlights: Helsinki Festival, UCLA Center for the Performing Arts and the Sommer Theater Festival in Germany. We were recently commissioned to create a new work for the J. Paul Getty Museum and The Culver City Cultural Affairs Department’s Pacific Standard Time. 

  • Victoria Marks (UCLA) Highlights: Awards Show at REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA and The Commuter Festival at CalArts, Santa Clarita, CA.

  • Michael Sakamoto (UCLA/Goddard/CalArts) highlights: Vancouver International Dance Festival, Goteborg Art Sounds, Roulette in NYC, Church Music Festival Norway and also with Waewdao Sirisook recently at REDCAT and Highways in Los Angeles and the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.  

  • Site-Specific Choreographer Heidi Duckler’s Dance Theater Highlights: Under Eden performed in and around the Eden Roc Hotel in Miami,FL; Cover Story at the Herald Examiner Building, Sleeping With the Ambassador at the Ambassador Hotel, C'opera at the Police Academy,  A Hunger Artist at Perino's Resturant, In Case of Love, Break Glass at the Emser Tile Building, Beowoulf on Ice at the Ice Rink, all in Los Angeles, CA. We recently created A Gallerina's Guide for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which premiered in March.

  • Margarete Jenkins Dance Company and ODC Dance thru my work with the Paul Dresher Ensemble.
  • Lynette KesslerDoug ElkinsWendy Rogers, among others.

*Guest room w/private bath available for out-of-town choreographers.

*Click on the titles below to view video

Smallest Gesture/Grandest Frame, a collaboration with Choreographer Victoria Marks.

The Empty Room, a diverse program of international performances led by butoh dance theater artist Michael Sakamoto with renowned artists from Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, and the US. 

White Screen

Collaboration with Heidi Duckler's Dance Theater from "A Gallerina's Guide" premiered at LACMA

Listen to Amy's score for Heidi Duckler's Dance Theater performance of "Nudes" from "A Gallerina's Guide" premiered at the Los Angeles county Museum of 
Art. 2011.

Collaboration with Heidi duckler Dance Theater at the Herald Examiner buliding, Los angeles, CA

Cover Story | Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre

THOUBOHU! extreme theater
Amy joins the Rachel Rosenthal Co. in a performance of total improvisation.