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Amy Esther Schmidt

Amy Esther Schmidt

Amy Esther Schmidt

Academic Program Coordinator


614 292-8933

316C Sullivant Hall
1813 North High Street
Columbus, OH

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Office Hours

~ current undergraduate students use OnCourse, current graduate students use Bookings link (email Amy to request)
~ prospective students, use Schedule Department Visit or email Amy to request

~ Mon-Fri between 2:15-2:45pm (unless out-of-office)

Areas of Expertise

  • Undergraduate and Graduate Programs Coordinator
  • BFA/Minor Advising
  • Curriculum Coordinator
  • Labanotation


  • MFA in Dance, The Ohio State University
  • BA in Theatre, Minor in Dance, The Ohio State University
  • Associate of Arts, Northwest Arkansas Community College

Amy completed her Master of Fine Arts in Dance at OSU with a concentration in directing from Labanotation score in 2008. Amy reconstructed Fred Berk's 1953 "Holiday in Israel" from Lucy Venable's 1977 score and wrote a thesis on the significance of Israeli folk dance in cultural identity. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Ohio State in Theatre with Distinction for her project and thesis "Let's Have a Dance... The Significance of Social Dance in Shakespeare." Amy  participated in the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem’s Feast of Tabernacles celebration both on and off stage between 1998-2000. She has taught modern and ballet technique at Charisma/Xclaim Centre for the Arts and ballroom at the Gahanna YMCA and Fred Astaire Dance Studios and other venues between 2002-2013, as well as being a freelance dance videographer.

Amy is an annual guest lecturer in dance analysis and notation at the Dallas International University in Dallas, Texas, since 2009. Amy is blissfully married to Matthew Schmidt and mother of David and Eleanor. Between her roles as transfer undergraduate student in Theatre, MFA student in Dance and Graduate Administrative Associate in the Graduate School, graduate program coordinator in Environment and Natural Resources, and now Academic Program Coordinator in the Department of Dance, Amy has been part of Ohio State University since 2002. Go, Dancing Buckeyes!