Amelia started her dance career in Indiana and while in high school performed for such artists as Anne Murray and for the University of Notre Dame as a dancer and cheerleader. She received a Bachelor of Science in Dance Performance and Minor in Dance Education at Ball State University. During her time there, Amelia was voted “Most Notable Dancer in an Ensemble” by both her facility and peers. She also took choreography and technique classes with such companies as: Kirov Ballet, Boshoi Ballet, Alvin Ailey, Lula Washington and Hubbard Street. Amelia has been taught by Lou Ann Young, Michael Worcel, Sarah Mangelsdorff, Katie Techtler, Debbie Werbrouck and recently worked with Brian Friedman, Wade Robson, Chris Judd, Dave Scott, Mia Michaels, Sonja Tayeh, Nick Zbrowoski and Nick DiNickdeangelo. She is trained in ballet, jazz, pointe, modern/contemporary, ethnic/folk, lyrical, tap, and hip hop. Upon graduation Amelia started teaching and performing with local dance studios and companies in Northern Indiana. After moving to Chicago, Amelia taught at various studios and park districts as well as doing choreography for local high school dance team competitions and performance companies. In 2003, she and her husband moved to LA where Amelia took classes at Millennium Dance Complex and Edge Performing Arts Center as well as performing with the North Hollywood Dance Theatre. After returning to the Chicagoland area, Amelia started teaching and taking classes with local studios. In the summer of 2009, Amelia spent time on both the East and West coasts working with artists and choreographers, including Free, Leslie Scott, Marty Kudelka, Anthony Thomas, Phlex, Jayson Wright, Tucker Barkley, Dena Rizzo, Chris Jones, Chonique, and Kevin Maher. In the summer of 2012, Brittnie and Amelia attended the New York Teachers Summit where they were able to work with amazing teachers and leading professionals in the dance and dance studio industry.
In 2007 Amelia joined Dance Dynamics Dance Company as the secondary choreographer and has been one of the lead choreographers and directors since the 2008 season. Since it's conception with Dance Dynamics, DDDC has produced a number of high scoring pieces in all styles and age ranges. Many of Amelia's pieces have placed in the top 10 overall, including several 1st overall-such as I Gotcha!, Hot Lunch, Girls, and Groovy Love, at both regional and national competition level. Most recently in 2013, Amelia had several top overall scoring routines at nearly every competition and several judges awards.
"Since it's conception, DDDC has been extremely successful placing several numbers in the top overall, including 1st overalls! We started Dance Dynamics Dance Company from scratch and have solely put all of our efforts into producing what we know will soon become a nationally renowned and award winning dance company. Our passion for dance and for our dancers is far beyond the stereotypical title of a 'Dance Teacher.' Teaching and producing true dancers is our whole life, and the work we create is an expression of life, as well as the lessons we try to provide our dancers are life altering. We train our dancers to be dancers for life, not just right now, by teaching them proper technique, body care, and scholastic studies. We look forward to many more successful years of watching dancers truly blossom into the dancers they want and desire to become."-Brittnie Quinn and Amelia Hendryx
Amelia has been married to David Hendryx, a Director and Cinematographer in the Chicagoland area for over 10 years. They have a 6 year old son and 2 year old daughter.