AMDA Faculty since: 2020
Abagail Fritz is a professional and international dancer, choreographer, and dance educator, with over 30 years of experience. Abagail has taught guest master classes at the New York Film Academy, UCLA, University of Otago in New Zealand, among other colleges and institutions. She is a world traveler with a degree in Cultural Studies, and brings 20 years of experience studying African dances, with particular focus on traditional West African dance and music. She's traveled to Western Africa five times to study with masters and leading African ballet companies, with immersive research in Senegal, Guinea, Ghana, and Ivory Coast. She performed with world renowned artist Youssou N'Dour, in Paris, France, and continues to choreograph, perform, and teach in Los Angeles regularly. She hopes to empower her students' creative process while developing their understanding of the world and themselves through movement.
B.A., Cultural Studies, Columbia College