Amanda is a dance teacher/choreographer in the Central Florida area holding a Bachelor of Arts in Dance with a minor in Religion from the University of Florida. She began dancing at a young age studying ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, hip-hop, West African, ballroom, liturgical, salsa, & several other cultural genres. Studying under artists like DaVonne Miller allowed her the opportunity to step into many teaching & choreography positions, & provided a foundation for an ongoing career. Her formal training comes from DaVonne’s School of Ballet, Hillsborough Community College, University of South Florida, University of Florida, & many workshops, intensives, & master classes attended regularly including Lines Ballet Discovery Project, American Ballet Theatre, Florida Dance Education Organization, & Brandon Ballet. She has traveled nationally & internationally teaching at studios, conferences, & workshops.
Her heart is to create new & exciting pieces that connect with the viewer & are pleasing to God, the Creator. Her systematic & analytical mind ignited a passion for choreography early on in her career & composition continues to be an emphasized area of focus.
She founded Central Florida Choreographers Collaboration (CFCC) in 2019 out of a personal desire to see more resources for dance makers & a passion for collaborating with all kinds of artists from all walks of life. Since CFCC's inception, she has directed the organization into the world of dance films, in addition to providing free classes & workshops to the dance community. CFCC Films, a subdivision of CFCC has produced its first dance film in 2020 amidst a pandemic & is onto its second dance film endeavor with double the amount of projects.