About the director

Amanda Van Meter Burch

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, and several other cultural genres. Studying under artists like DaVonne Miller allowed her the opportunity step into many teaching and choreography positions, and 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, and many workshops, intensives, and master classes attended regularly including Lines Ballet Discovery Project, American Ballet Theatre, Florida Dance Education Organization, and Brandon Ballet. She has traveled nationally and internationally teaching at studios, conferences, and workshops. Her heart is to create new and exciting pieces that connect with the viewer and are pleasing to God, the Creator. Her systematic and analytical mind ignited a passion for choreography early on in her career and composition continues to be an emphasized area of focus.