Amy Resner grew up in Berkeley, California, and started dancing when she was nine. She was among the first members of the Berkeley City Ballet when it was formed in 1972 and performed frequently with the company--including dancing as the Sugar Plum Fairy in its very first Nutcracker Suite Ballet. At age 15, she was accepted at the San Francisco Ballet School. While there, she performed in the Nutcracker and in many different programs showcasing the San Francisco Ballet School. She trained at SFB until she went to Smith College in 1983. At Smith, she performed several times a year, in both classical ballet and contemporary pieces. After college, she took classes at the Washington School of Ballet and in Berkeley. In 1989, she graduated from law school at UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall. Over the last 20 years, while working as a Deputy District Attorney, a Chief of Staff to the Mayor of Berkeley, a speechwriter for the Chancellor at UC Berkeley, and most recently, as a full-time mom, she has taken class on and off. Her daughter enrolled at BCB when she was eight and is still dancing there at age 12.