Upper Division Faculty
Amanda is a Baltimore native and a graduate of The Baltimore School for the Arts. She received her BFA in Ballet Performance from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She spent her senior year of college in New York City training at The Dance Theatre of Harlem School and has received additional training in the MFA program at The University Of Maryland, College Park.
She has performed with companies like The Washington Reflections Dance Company and Full Circle Dance Company and has had the opportunity to work with choreographers such as Fabian Barnes, Milton Myers, and Ronen Koresh. Her choreography has been performed at venues such as The Kennedy Center, Theatre Project, and The Baltimore Museum Of Art and she is a 2010 recipient of the Baker Artist Award. She has taught in Baltimore City Public Schools (Pre K-12th grade), private dance studios, community colleges, and universities in Maryland, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and Virginia while continuing to work as a private dance coach for students in the state of Maryland. Some of the places she has taught include The University of the Arts, Morgan State University, The Community College of Baltimore County, Howard County Ballet, Baltimore Ballet, The Dance Institute of Washington, The Maryland Academy Of Dance, The University Of Maryland College Park, and The Metropolitan Ballet Theatre. She teaches a number of techniques that include Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Afro-Modern, Body Conditioning, Improvisation, and Dance Composition and is currently teaching at The Baltimore School for the Arts, The Morton Street Dance Center, The Dance Conservatory of Maryland, and Howard Community College. Amanda is also a spoken word artist, published author, proud mom of 1, a mentor in her community, and Founder/Director of Poetic Xpressions Dance Company.