Clinical Assistant Professor in Educational Theatre
Music and Performing Arts Professions
Amy Cordileone is a director, choreographer, and designer whose artistic work and research is focused on investigating aesthetic spaces across the globe. She has created partnerships with organizations worldwide, most notably within the educational community in Uganda, which was at the center of her doctoral work. At NYU, Cordileone continues to develop innovative content for a variety of Steinhardt programs, including the NYU Youth Theatre Ensemble, Theatrix (a bi-annual festival of student work), Playlabs (in collaboration with notable regional theatres), and the Writers' Roundtable (a mentorship experience pairing emerging and professional playwrights). Amy’s passion for new work development led to the curation of the NYU Forum on Developing New Work for the Theatre (2013) and the Forum on Site-Specific Performance (2015). Her directing and choreography credits include: Last Night in Town (San Diego Workshop), Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter, Meta (premiere), Little Shop of Horrors, The Heart Cycle (premiere), Underground: An Unauthorized Ben Folds Jam Session (premiere), Two Noble Kinsmen, Alice: The Looking Glass Girl, Les Misérables, and more. Additionally, Amy is the Editor-in-Chief of the Teaching Artist Journal, a Taylor and Francis publication. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Performance from the University of California, at Irvine. Cordileone completed both her MA and PhD at NYU.