Amelia Eisen was born and raised in Nevada City, California. She is a Freelance Dance Artist, Educator and Holistic Health Coach based in Mannheim since 2017. Amelia trained with Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet in San Francisco, Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company in Israel and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City. 

“My primary artistic focus is on creating honest and intimate experiences through dance, particularly in outdoor and unconventional settings. I am interested in how to frame a place through movement and connection and how to be shaped, moved and framed by a place. I aim to help audiences connect more deeply with their inner and outer environments and become more conscious of coexisting with nature. I am inspired by diverse landscapes as well as various art forms and I use influence from nature plus a variety of imagery, text, music and visual art in my creative processes. I combine set choreography with improvisation to explore physical extremes and storytelling through movement. Additionally, my background in Holistic Health influences my work, emphasising the connection between mind, body, and spirit, and how individuals interact with their environment.”

Throughout the last 10 years, Amelia has created and presented her work in San Francisco, Israel, Germany and Iceland. In 2022, her production, Listening in Wild Places took place in Altes Klärwerk Mannheim- an old sewage treatment plant transformed into a nature preserve and art space by sculptor Rüdiger Krenkel. This interactive outdoor performance challenges both the artists and the audience as members of society to engage in deep listening together and to question their thoughts, words and actions – in the hope of restoring some of our relationship with nature, each other, and thereby treating the planet with more respect. In 2021, her solo work, ‘these words before all else’ was created outdoors in Iceland, Germany and California and remains in process as a traveling performance which gives thanks to various elements found in nature. In 2019 & 2020, her production, Project Warrior took place in Theater Felina-Areal Mannheim. It delved into the multifaceted experiences of 7 different women, incorporated poetry from Maya Angelou and was made in cooperation with Amalia counselling center for women in prostitution. In 2018, she also curated Mingle Me Home – International Dance Festival in Nevada City.

In March, 2023 Amelia was most recently an artist in residence at SÍM Residency in Reykjavik, Iceland where she developed Peripheral Vision – an outdoor/indoor movement & performance practice designed to help performers and audiences connect more deeply with their environments and to recognise commonalities within different forms of expression.

Amelia’s work has been supported by the Kulturamt Stadt Mannheim, LaFT Baden-Württemberg, the Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg, LBBW Bank, Nationales Performance Netz, Dachverband Tanz Deutschland, Culture Moves Europe and the Goethe Institute.

As a dancer, she works for choreographers and companies in California and Germany including Michael Bronczkowski, Miriam Markl, Pascal Sangl, 5elefants tanzkollektiv, Crystal Schüttler, Green Flamingo Project, Richard Oberscheven, Taulant Shehu, Catherine Guerin, Eric Trottier, Luis Sayago, ZiRu Dance Company, Kinetech Arts and Project Agora.

As an educator, she offers classes and workshops in Creative Movement, Contemporary Technique, Improvisation, Holistic Health and also works as a Movement Coach for musicians. She teaches in various schools and studios such as Aki Kato TanzForum and Dance Professional Mannheim. She offers Profi-Training for various dance scenes for example in Eintanz Haus Mannheim, Tanzplattform Rhein-Main Frankfurt and Tanznetz Freiburg. Amelia is currently building the program Embodied Transitions – an experiential container for dance students integrating into the professional world.



Featured Image: ‘These words before all else’- Created & Performed By: Amelia Eisen, Photo: Günter Krämmer



“Peripheral Vision”

A new outdoor & indoor movement research project which took place at SÍM Residency in Iceland for the month of March 2023.- This movement & performance practice is designed to help performers and audiences connect more deeply with their inner and outer natures, and helps to recognise commonalities within different forms of expression.

Stay tuned for more details!


Supported by Culture Moves Europe & Goethe Institute

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New performance dates for 2023 coming soon! 

Arnold Schönberg: Das Buch der hängenden Gärten – The film

Release date coming soon!

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Music: Toni Ming Geiger & Marie Seidler

Choreograhpic Director: Pascal Sangl

Choreography & Performance: Amelia Eisen & Mike Planz

Camera: Jonas Bomba

“Looping Loop”

New Performance Dates for 2023 Coming Soon!





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