Ava L. Untermyer

Ava L. Untermyer encourages us to embrace ourselves, our peers and our communities through movement. She performs throughout the Boston area with contemporary dance companies, including Nozama Dance Collective, Luminarium Dance Co. and Evolve Dynamicz Dance Co. She additionally performed in Tony Williams’ The Urban Nutcracker at the Shubert Theatre. Her own choreography has been shown at Harvard University, The Dance Complex and New England Conservatory. Ava currently leads the Dance Program at Somerville High School, increasing access to the arts. She previously taught dance at the Curley K-8 Boston Public School. She also teaches in pre-professional studios, including The Boston Arts Academy Summer Intensive, Tony Williams Dance Center and JLDC. Ava led Professional Development for dance teachers with the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) and the Boston Public Schools. Ava holds an Ed.M in Arts in Education from Harvard University. She holds a BA from Pitzer College of The Claremont Colleges, where she was awarded for Outstanding Performance in Dance.