Tap Dance Specialist / Contemporary Jazz Choreographer
is a rhythmically and passionately driven educator, performer and choreographer that holds an MFA in Dance from CU Boulder with concentrations in performance, choreography, somatics (Alexander Technique and Body-Mind Centering), women and gender studies, and pedagogy. She graduated summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a BFA in Dance and minor in Business Administration. Amanda was a member of the renowned Chicago-based rhythm jazz dance company Jump Rhythm Jazz Project for 6 years touring nationally and internationally and receiving an Emmy Award for her work in the multiple-Emmy-Award-winning documentary JRJP: Getting There. Amanda has taught dance to children and adults of all ages for the past 18 years.