“To watch Amel dance, in class, on stage, or on the dance floor, opens the heart, through shimmies and laughter, to a greater understanding of the Art of Community and the Transmission of Joy. She transcends the physicality of the dance and creates a space for healing the soul. She is fearless in sharing herself, her knowledge, and her love with her community and inspires others to be just as fearless.” – Krys Sta ( Sept. 2013)