Trained at Noretta Dunworth's School of Dance in Dearborn, Michigan, Amy Yakima has been dancing since the age of 3. She performed in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, starring the Rockettes, for three years in Detroit and one year in New York City. After graduating high school, Amy attended Marymount Manhattan College on scholarship for 1 year in New York City. She has assisted several choreographers, including Travis Wall, Stacey Tookey, Dee Caspary, Joey Dowling, Jaclyn Ford, and Sonya Tayeh, and is currently part of the West Coast Dance Explosion staff. Amy is the Season 10 female winner of Fox's reality TV show, So You Think You Can Dance, and has toured with that season's top 14 across the United States and Canada.