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

Amanda is a choreographer, poet and freelance dance artist. Originally from Mount Vernon, NY, she began her dance training at The Dance Theatre of Harlem School.  She has since graduated from The University of the Arts with honors in May 2015.  Amanda participated in the Nomad Express Choreography Lab for three weeks in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, West Africa.  She is a recent artist in residence at The Wassaic Project, and currently dances with Lela Aisha Jones | FlyGround, Jo-Me’ Dance, and Michael Mao Dance.  She has also danced for choreographers such as Lauren Putty White, Heidi Cruz-Austin, Iquail Shaheed, Jen McGinn, Olivier Tarpaga, Kim Bears-Bailey and Annielille Gavino-Kollman.  Amanda has presented at APAP 2019 with Booking Dance Festival at Jazz at Lincoln Center she has also presented work at other showcases/festivals within the Tri State Area.

She currently dances with Lela Aisha Jones | FlyGround, Jo-Me’ Dance, Drye Marinara, KCBC, and Michael Mao Dance Company.