Amelia has been an integral part of The Drama Studio ( since 1991. She has developed the unique curriculum for The Drama Studio, building a conservatory program that challenges and supports the development of students ages 6 – 18, working with students of all abilities and challenges.  She teaches the advanced ensemble and choreography classes, as well as the introductory and intermediate classes for the younger ages.  Her intermediate and advanced classes work collaboratively to create original work for the Studio.  She also developed TheaterReaders as an outreach program within the Springfield Public Schools and is the primary teacher in that collaboration.  Additionally, she has taught acting and movement for the Loon and Heron Theatre in Boston, Providence Hospital, and the University of Hartford’s Summer Place.  She is the choreographer for the Dance Choir and the annual Boar’s Head Festival at Trinity Church. She graduated from Smith College with a BA in education, with independent studies in teaching dance and theatre to special needs populations. She has developed and directed many original productions at Drama Studio including Sea and Sky, Kristin’s Rainbow, Dream Tamer, and Ophelia: a choreo-ensemble-translation of Ophelia’s visions.