You can’t help it. An artist’s duty, as far as I’m concerned, is to reflect the times.
— Nina Simone

Amanda is originally from Mount Vernon, NY, and began her dance training at The Dance Theatre of Harlem.  She has since graduated from The University of the Arts with honors in May 2015.  Amanda is a choreographer, poet and freelance dance artist. She has danced for Putty Dance Project, as well as choreographers Heidi Cruz-Austin, Iquail Shaheed, Jen McGinn, Olivier Tarpaga, Kim Bears-Bailey and Annielille Gavino-Kollman.  Amanda has presented work at APAP 2019 at Jazz at Lincoln Center with Booking Dance Festival, in the DDCF Film Festival in Detroit, The Outlet Dance Festival, The Jenifer Muller Works Hatch Series, iKADA’s 8th Annual Showcase, and other showcases/festivals within the Tri State Area.

She is a recent artist in residence at The Wassaic Project, and currently dances with Lela Aisha Jones | FlyGround, Jo-Me’ Dance, Drye Marinara, and Michael Mao Dance Company.