A native of Penn Yan, NY, Amy Stuart was recently appointed Director of Operations of the Keuka Lake Music Festival where she directed the festival’s first-ever ballet performance in 2018. Ms. Stuart danced with Rochester City Ballet for four seasons, where her performance credits include Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, Adiemus, Summer of Love, and Mist by director David Palmer and Yanis Pikieris, Dewdrop, lead Spanish, Merliton, Snow and Flowers in The Nutcracker, Swan in Jimmy Orrante's The Ugly Duckling, and Jamey Leverett's Gershwin Preludes with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Ms. Stuart graduated Summa Cum Laude from SUNY Purchase College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and a Concentration in Ballet. While attending Purchase College, Ms. Stuart performed roles such as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Grand Pas de Deux, and lead Marzipan in The Nutcracker, lead Pas de Deux in Taryn Kaschock Russell's Psalm and Allegros, principal dancer in Matthew Neenan's As It's Going, and corps de ballet in Balanchine's Valse-Fantaisie. Prior to joining the KLMF team, Ms. Stuart also worked as Assistant Director for Administration with the New York State Summer School of the Arts’ school of ballet in Saratoga Springs, NY; a summer intensive program which she attended herself for four consecutive years. In addition to performing, Ms. Stuart teaches ballet at Performance Plus Dance in Greece, NY, Sea Her Shine in Pittsford, and regularly substitutes at Nazareth College and the University of Rochester.