Amanda is a NYC/Philadelphia based freelance artist, choreographer, and poet. Originally from Mount Vernon, NY, she began her dance training at The Dance Theatre of Harlem School. Since graduating from The University of the Arts with honors in May 2015, Amanda has presented work at a number of festivals/showcases within the tri-state area. Her focus is on creating social political works that reflect her experiences as a black millennial woman. Amanda uses dance and poetry to express the experiences, traumas, and histories in her body. Her work aims to create room for change, questions, and dialogue about the black body existing in the U.S.
Amanda has collaborated with artists such as Mee Jung, and her writing has been used for works by iKada Dance, and Drye Marinaro Company. She is a recent artist in residence with The Wassaic Project (July 2018), and Activation Residency (September 2019).
Most recently Amanda has presented work at APAP 2019 with Booking Dance Festival at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Queens dance film festival, Qinfolk 2019, and the annual Dumbo Dance Festival 2019. Amanda has worked with choreographers such as Michael Mao Dance, Putty Dance Project, Dancespora, Malaya Dance Works, and KCBC. She is currently dancing with Jo-Me’ Dance, and Lela Aisha Jones | Flyground.