Amanda, a graduate of The Baltimore School for the Arts dance department, is a full time dance and spoken word artist living in Baltimore Maryland and working in the Maryland/DC area. She is a performer, choreographer, dance educator, dance coach and a mentor to children and adults in her community. She received her BFA in dance with a concentration in Ballet Performance from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia and spent her senior year in New York City on internship at The Dance Theatre of Harlem School as a full scholarship recipient and assistant teacher in DTH’s Community Outreach Program. Amanda has additional training from the MFA dance program at The University of Maryland, College Park and has performed with a number of different companies that include The Washington Reflections Dance Company, which was under the Direction of Fabian Barnes. She is also founder and director of Poetic Xpressions Dance Company. Amanda is in her 27th year of teaching and teaches ages 3-65 in all levels and a variety of techniques. She has taught in Baltimore City Public and Private Schools (preK-12th grade), in community outreach classes, in after school programs, at numerous studios and at community colleges and universities in Maryland, Philadelphia, DC and Virginia. Some of those include The University of the Arts summer intensive, The Dance Institute of Washington, Morgan State University, The University of Maryland, College Park, The Community College of Baltimore County, Howard County Ballet and Metropolitan Ballet Theatre. She is currently on faculty at The Washington School of Ballet, The Baltimore School for the Arts, The University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Howard Community College, and Peabody Prep at the John’s Hopkin’s Institute. She enjoys teaching dance technique and other dance related courses to movers of all ages, genders and abilities. She is a lifelong student of the art form and a proud mama to an amazing 11 year old boy.