AMY'S VICTORY DANCE

May 1, 2009. Amy Jordan, a former professional dancer crosses the street and is run over by a 15 ton New York City express bus pinning her under the wheel. As she regains awareness, she has no feeling on the right side of her body. Her first thought, “Am I ever going to dance again?” Her second thought was ’If I survive the night there will be a Victory Dance.’ Amy’s right leg is completely crushed. The first hospital wants to amputate but Amy demands a second opinion. She is transferred to New York Presbyterian Hospital’s burn unit where she is literally rebuilt undergoing 18 surgeries during which she experiences cardiac trauma, a severe bacterial infection in her bones all leading up to thousands of hours of rehabilitation.

Story: This documentary will chronicle Amy Jordan’s triumphant path back to the stage after the near loss of her life and her right leg. In addition to producing and choreographing Amy will prepare herself to dance again for the first time since her accident with her company the Victory Dance Project as part of the company’s 3- year anniversary gala. This film embodies the physical, emotional, and spiritual journey of woman who doesn’t allow her circumstances to dictate her life. We watch her manage her diabetes daily, navigate through New York City as a legally blind woman, and painstakingly maintain her rehabilitation. You will be inspired by her determination, witty humor, spirit, and sincere heart. 







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BRIAN THOMAS has worked in all avenues of the biz over the past 25 years. Emmy Nominated for the Michael Jackson 30th Anniversary Special, Glam Winner and Commercial Photographer, Brian's education in film/photography started at School of Visual Arts in 2008. He still studies there training under directors such as Bob Giraldi, Fred Rendina, & Todd Stephens. His love of dance and film was obvious, which led him to directing music video's, short films, documentaries and commercials.

DIRECTING CREDITS INCLUDE: Amy's Victory Dance, Transcenddaens (in production), Higher Love - Carishma, Dark Matter - feat. Desmond Richardson, Various Music Videos, Associate Director for Cirque du Soleil Time Square, and Obotacario Commercial - Brazil.

CHOREOGRAPHY CREDITS INCLUDE: Michael Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Pink, Usher, Jason Durelo, Alicia Keys, Mya, Brian McKnight, Whitney Houston, Deborah Cox, India Arie, Liza Minnelli, Gloria Gaynor, Marc Anthony, Sesame Street, the Electric Company, New York City Knicks Dancers, Brooklynettes, Optimum triple play, Are We There Yet, and many other TV/Live stage Events.

AMY JORDAN encompasses a very optimistic spirit and while wearing many hats, she has been able to bring them all together. Her professional knowledge and personal experiences have given her the insight needed to inspire others. She is a motivational speaker, coach, fitness expert and first and foremost a dancer! Amy’s dance life includes study with choreographers for Madonna, Michael Jackson and Paula Abdul.  Amy’s SWEET ENUFF Movement is an award winning youth diabetes and obesity prevention program. SWEET ENUFF was a top 5 national finalist of First Lady Michelle Obama’s ‘End Childhood Obesity Challenge.’ Amy has Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes and fought most of her life to hide her chronic condition. Life challenged Amy again when she was hit and run over by a New York City bus. The accident nearly ended her life and her leg came close to being amputated. She believes that always focusing on Creating Your Own Victory Dance is the key to success in business, leadership and life! Amy Jordan regularly speaks for a variety of audiences (ranging from entry level to experienced executives) for corporations, business groups, associations, colleges, universities, youth groups and sports organizations. Any organization looking for an inspirational speaker, who will inspire and motivate their audience to overcome adversity and achieve greater success, needs to book Amy for a keynote and/or workshop training. She speaks to groups from 20-20,000+.

DAVID SHENTON is an English-born pianist, violinist, composer, and arranger based in New York City. As pianist/music director David has worked with renowned members of the music profession in all genres, including Vanessa Williams, Tony Bennett, Norm Lewis, Zach Levi, Sierra Boggess, Denyce Graves, Alfie Bøe, Renée Fleming, Sherrill Milnes, Marilyn Maye, Liz Callaway, Sir André Previn, Michael Feinstein, Amanda McBroom, Katie Couric, Alan Menken, and Stephen Schwartz. David's proficiency in multiples genres has allowed him to work at prestigious venues, in various guises, all over the world. He gave his Carnegie Hall début in 2014 when he conducted (from the piano) his own orchestra/big band in front of a sold out house. David's Jazz @ Lincoln Center début was at The Rose Theater as jazz pianist in 2008, and two years later he gave his classical piano début at Lincoln Center's Rubenstein Atrium performing Schumann and Chopin as part of the 200th year anniversary celebrations of these two composers.

BRIAN RUBIANO moved to New York City to further pursue his acting career which eventually earned him the eligibility to become a member of Actor’s Equity Association (AEA) and Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). On February of 2015, he was offered the position to become the Director of Rehabilitation in Skilled Nursing Facility in Brooklyn, NY and did it up until January of 2018. On Feb of 2018, his Rehab company created a position for him as a Traveling Supervisor and Clinical Specialist. Throughout his healthcare career, he remains passionate in incorporating creative strategy, humanizing approach to management, collaboration and continues to be an advocate on the optimal therapeutic effect of fusing arts and healthcare. This has become one of his life’s mission to date. ​ With Brian’s military career combined with his knowledge on performing arts and healthcare plus his world travel and management experience, it is obvious that the next step for him is to establish a company that provides a platform for unconventional, non-traditional and creative projects across the board. He wants to be of service to the greater good of humanity through collaboration with various organizations, groups and individuals in multiple fields and industries. One of his philosophy is to always “Aim to become a better version of one’s self for it deserve nothing less.”


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