About Miss Amal

As a childhood athlete, artist and academic, Amal ElWardi trained in dance (certified Royal Academy of Dance ballet, tap, contemporary modern/jazz) throughout university, and was a classical dancer who performed with several professional companies, including Alvin Ailey, Paul Taylor, Jose Limon and David Parsons in New York City.  Born in Casablanca, Morocco, and raised in California, she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  Currently, ElWardi is Head of Development for True + Living Media, a founding board member for the With Compassion Foundation in association with Friends of the Dalai Lama, and a Horizon Award Juror in association with the Sundance Film Festival and Women in Film.