Aimee Rials is a choreographer, a performer, and an educator. As a choreographer, her work blends emotional and physical concepts into movement. It is a visceral exploration, organically derived and inspired by her dancers. Her choreography delves into the dynamics of relationships, her personal history and a variety of themes involving identity.
Aimee received her Master's of Fine Arts in dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She was a 2022 recipient of the Choreographers Initiative award through NYS DanceForce and NY Council on the Arts. Her choreographic work has been performed at the Gibney Center, 92Y’s Harkness Dance Center, Symphony Space, Dixon Place, Triskelion Arts, Merce Cunningham Studio, DUMBO Dance Festival, Cool New York Dance Festival, Washington University’s Edison Theater, Huntingdon College, and the Depot Theater. Locally her work has been seen at the Kitchen Theatre, The Cherry Arts, Triphammer Arts as well as most recently choreographing the Hangar Theatre’s production of Billy Elliott. She has been an Artist-in-Residence at the University of Buffalo, College of the Canyons, Huntingdon College, youarehere dance company in St. Louis, and We Are Artists in Virginia. As a performer, Aimee has worked with Trebien Pollard’s Residue Dance Theater, Lauren Hale Dance and Beliz Demircioglu while in residency at the Baryshnikov Arts Center.