Amy Nelson was born and raised in San Diego, California. Trained in ballet, lyrical, jazz, hip hop, salsa, and contemporary dance, she performed and competed with her high school and university ensembles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English as well as her Secondary Teaching Credential in English and Language Arts from Sonoma State University. While living in northern California, Amy spent four years teaching secondary and middle school focusing on speaking and listening skills, as well as creative expression. In addition to her classroom teaching, she continued her passion for movement arts as the dance team coach and head cheer director also performing with contemporary dance and salsa companies in San Francisco. In Madrid, Amy teaches English workshops and tutoring for primary and ESO students specializing in Preliminary English Test (PET) preparation and fluency. Amy is excited to be involved in dance education through Joy of Dance in Madrid incorporating her passion for dance with her English as a second language teaching experience.