A native of Penn Yan, NY, Amy Stuart attended SUNY Purchase College, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude 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. In 2015 Ms. Stuart joined the Rochester City Ballet under the directorship of David Palmer. Her recent performance credits with RCB 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, as well as Jamey Leverett's Gershwin Preludes with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Ms. Stuart additionally works as Assistant Director for Administration with the New York State Summer School of the Arts school of ballet located in Saratoga Springs, NY; a summer intensive program which she attended herself for four consecutive years. Ms. Stuart is beyond excited to partner with the Keuka Lake Music Festival this year to bring the art of ballet back home to the Finger Lakes!