Amanda Exley Lower, MFA

Amanda Exley Lower 2020

Amanda Exley Lower, MFA


Worship – Awe and Fear of the Lord: Caring for Creation
Peachtree Christian Church
7/9/2020 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
7/9/2020 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM


Amanda Exley Lower is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, and community builder. She currently serves as a lecturer in the Agnes Scott Dance Program and as a guest choreographer at Peachtree Charter Middle School and Mount Vernon Presbyterian School.

Formerly located in Chicago, Lower was the Executive and Artistic Director of Striding Lion Performance Group, as well as an adjunct professor of dance at Northwestern University. Lower’s dance performance highlights include appearances with the Jose Limon Dance Company, Clay Taliaferro, Shapiro & Smith, and Tere O’Connor. Lower has also played lead acting roles in Peter Handke’s Kaspar and in Jean Genet’s The Maids. Her choreography has been performed in Chicago (Links Hall, The Josephine Louis Theater of Northwestern University, the Neofuturarium, Hairpin Arts, Berger Park, the Swedish American Museum), Atlanta (The Modern Atlanta Dance Festival, the Conant Center for the Performing Arts, the Beam, 7Stages), New York City (The New York International Fringe Festival, Free Range Arts of NYC, Tisch Fifth Floor Theater), Cleveland (Cleveland Public Theater), Salt Lake City (Salt Palace), and in Durham, NC (Reynolds Theater, The Ark).

Lower received a B.A. from Duke University and an M.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, with additional studies at the University of Ghana in Accra.

Lower brings her passion for dance into the sacred spaces of worship. Whether as a prayer, an expression of joy, or a procession of elements, She uses movement to both communicate with and listen for God.