Amy Bauman has worked as a volunteer, Teaching Assistant, and Lead Teacher for Dance for PD and PD Movement Lab classes since 2012, and is trained to teach specialized Tai Chi classes for persons with arthritis. Amy is a retired occupational therapist, whose primary experience was in nursing home rehabilitation settings with patients who suffered strokes, underwent joint replacement surgeries, and lived with PD. Her dance background is chiefly in modern, but while living abroad in the Soviet Union in the early 1980s, she rediscovered ballet. Amy is grateful to be an integral part of the Dance for PD community, which she considers to be a second family. Favorite performance credits include Ooh! Aah! by Pamela Quinn and her role as grandma to Ezra.