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Amy Pollard-Yarberry, based in Wichita, KS works as a dance educator in the fields of studio and college dance,

dance team, and guest choreography. She is a graduate of Wichita State University where she earned a BFA in

Dance and BBA in Business Management. Amy has performed under many choreographers even touring to

Taiwan and Italy with the Wichita Contemporary Dance Theater. Amy is currently an adjunct professor at Wichita

State University. At Wichita State Amy currently teaches hip-hop, jazz, and modern dance. She is in her thirteenth

year of teaching at a residential studio and her sixth year as the company director for the studio’s competition

team. In addition to her studio employment, Amy is entering her sixth season as the head coach of the Newton

High School Railiner Dance Team. Amy has received many awards for outstanding choreography at local and

national events. She spent ten years working with the world-renowned National Dance Alliance. In her role as

Head Instructor with the National Dance Alliance she traveled around the country teaching all styles of dance to

high school and collegiate dance teams nationwide. She also enjoys traveling to guest teach and choreograph at

studios and dance teams throughout the country. Amy works with Innovative Choreography with their studio

touring group; with Innovative Choreography, she is able to work with students all over the Midwest, bringing new

and exciting workshops to dance studios. Recently Amy Pollard joined The Dance Effect, where she travels

across the country to teach at their fall intensives and judge at their spring competitions. Amy’s life is dance and

she loves every minute of it.

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