Arts Leadership Award Program

Ami Ferreira

Alameda County Supervisorial District Two —

Ami Ferreira of Fremont, is an arts educator and cultural diplomat with All The Way Live Foundation in Hayward. She is also a member of the Soulshifter artistry collective and world-renowned dance crew “Circle of Fire.” Ami is a national champion in classical ballet and lyrical dance and holds national and world titles in artistic roller skating. As an educator, Ami nurtures the freestyle dance movement locally at MVMNT studio and worldwide through performing, teaching, and judging competitions as well as mentoring at-risk youth. Ami is currently co-producer of the Bay Area House Dance Festival and recently completed a 50-foot long mural for the United Capoeira Arts organization in Hayward. In 2018, she will travel to Burma (Myanmar) through the Next Level USA cultural exchange program to work with underprivileged youth to promote conflict resolution through hip-hop music and dance.