"Only three weeks before my daughter’s Quinceañera, we ended up urgently looking for a dance teacher. We were referred to Amy and what a blessing that was! She choreographed a beautiful classic waltz for our group of teenagers.
Amy is a fantastic teacher; she helps kids to build their self-confidence with fun and structure. She is a true professional and her work shows love and passion for musical theater, acting, dance and choreography. I would recommend Triple Threat Phx to anyone who wants to learn performing arts and have a fun time."
-Hilda Valverde, Client
"The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas score's real saving grace is the athletic dancing, staged by choreographer Amy Shuttleworth [Abbruscato}."
-Nathan Christensen, Tucson Weekly (Full Review)
"The Theatre Department hired her to choreograph several summer musical shows because she would take on a challenge, work through the problems, solve them and not be satisfied until the final product was exceptional. Her work ethic is fantastic and I would always trust her to complete a job with the highest quality possible. She is dependable and her sense of humor valued by everyone around her."
-Norm Testa, Catalina Foothills High School
"With her performance background in musical theatre, Amy is an ideal choreographer for young people; every step or piece of movement she offers is related to the larger story being told and is tailored to the particular actor’s strengths. Her goal is always for the students to feel comfortable, included and confident in the choreography they’ve been given so that they can shine onstage as individuals and as part of an ensemble.
Amy believes every person is a dancer, whether they know it or not. She is always ready to adjust her choreography or instruction as needed so that every student can feel successful pushing their limits and trying new things. There is a community of caring in Amy’s classroom that is established through mutual respect and an understanding that, while there is an expectation of professionalism and hard work, dance is ultimately an expression of joy – and it should be fun. Amy’s students enjoy her immensely, and so deliver outstanding work that exceeds their expectations as well as our own."
- Stephen Wrentmore, Former Associate Artistic Director and Director of Education at the Arizona Theatre Company