Amber is a Chicago-based director & choreographer, whose recent credits include directing the critically acclaimed Paramount production of Hairspray. Her extensive musical theater background includes work on an array of hit shows both on Broadway — as well as in Chicago region. Founding artistic director of the FWD Theatre Project, she recently worked with Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil (Les Miserables) on their concert reading and English premiere of La Révolution Française. As a performer, she’s been on stage in over 40 shows nationally. Favorites include Cats, Cabaret, West Side Story, Crazy For You, Thoroughly Modern Millie and more! A graduate of Northwestern Univ. — with a degree in Dance and Communication Studies — Amber has taught dance at the National High School Institute for the past 15 years, as well as guest teaching at conventions, Lou Conte’s & Intrigue. She grew up as a competitive figure skater.