Amie Dowling is the Chair of the Performing Arts and Social Justice Department at the University of San Francisco, and an artist in residence at the San Francisco Jails and San Quentin Prison. As a member of the Liz Lerman/Dance Exchange, she performed throughout the United States and Europe. Her own choreography has been presented at Jacob's Pillow, American Dance Festival, The Kennedy Center, Dance Place and The Painted Bride. Amie's project Well Contested Sites, a dance/theater film that examines the impact of incarceration on the body, received the 2013 International Screendance Film Festival Jury Prize. Amie has recently received funding from Kenneth Rainin Foundation, Fonds Soziokultur, the US Consulate in Leipzig, the Haymarket Foundation, and a choreography fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.