Amy Luna perfoming dances of Russia, Spain and India
Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and give strength
to body and soul alike.
- John Muir
Now I walk in beauty
Beauty is before me
Beauty is behind me
Above and below me
- Navajo prayer
The artist known as "Amy Luna" (meaning "love" and "light") traveled the world as a dance ethnographer and ethnomusicologist, researching, documenting, and performing ethnic music and dance traditions. Her research and performances of the music and dances of the Roma ("Gypsy") diaspora are included in the Romani Archives and Documentation Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
Amy Luna's career performance highlights as the Artistic and Music Director of her own award-winning dance company include the Beijing International Cultural Festival in China, the Jaisalmer Desert Festival in India, the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival and as a Club Med Artist throughout the Caribbean.
A multi-instrumentalist and composer, Amy Luna taught music theory at Pixar University. She also holds a master's degree in political philosophy. An avid nature lover, Amy Luna passionately treks America's national parks.
Amy Luna combined her backgrounds in philosophy, enthnography and exploration to create Couture Alchemy, bringing celebratory fun, comfortable mobility and classic style to contemporary clothing.
national parks photography by Amy Luna