Amy Jordan is an Award-Winning author, speaker, coach and choreographer.
She embodies her mantra, 'Dance Because You Can.'
Amy’s professional and personal experiences have given her the insight needed to help others. Her life has been full of unexpected challenges, sending her on a journey that transformed trauma into triumph.
Amy has Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes and fought most of her life to hide it. As a professional dancer, she experienced complications from the diabetes that caused her to lose sight in one eye becoming legally blind.
Unable to continue her dance career, she turned her attention to supporting others living with diabetes. This began her life-long work as an advocate and motivator. She founded SWEET ENUFF Movement to help prevent childhood obesity through dance and exercise. It was a top 5 national finalist of First Lady Michelle Obama’s ‘End Childhood Obesity Challenge.’
Life challenged Amy again when she was hit and run over by a New York City express bus. The accident nearly ended her life and her leg came close to being amputated. She used her dance training and discipline to survive 20 surgeries, and against all odds, regained use of her leg walking and even danced again.
Her determination and indomitable spirit carried her through grueling years of rehabilitation, and her inner strength enabled her to return to fitness classes. She began choreographing and returned to her essence as a dancer in 2014, founding The Victory Dance Project, a NYC-based professional dance company.
Amy Jordan is on a mission to encourage everyone to Transform Trauma to Triumph and'Dance Because You Can.' Her book of the same name 'Dance Because You Can' 5 Steps to Transform Trauma to Triumph won the 2019 EVVY Award for best non fiction book.
Ms. Jordan is also featured in a full length documentary film 'Amy's Victory Dance.' Director Brian Thomas is a two-time Emmy nominee and award winning director. Brian has worked with such icons as Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Whitney Houston, Liza Minnelli and Pink among others.
Amy is a sought-after motivational speaker and coach, sharing her unique, D.A.N.C.E. philosophy in her signature presentation Dance Because You Can. She believes that the process of Creating Your Own Victory Dance is the key to success in business, leadership and life.
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS