From: Jacksonville, FL
Amanda began ballet at the age of eleven in Jacksonville, Florida with Mary Pauline Nasrallah and Dulce Anaya. She attended Douglas Anderson School of the Arts High School as a member of Dance Theatre directed by Rhonda Stampalia.
After her junior year, she was accepted into Miami City Ballet’s Pre-Professional Division training two years under Carter Alexander and Geta Constantinescu. Amanda had the opportunity to be coached by Edward Villella and perform Dark Angel in Balanchine’s Serenade for her first Student Showcase. The following year at Miami, she performed in Balanchine’s Allegro Brilliante and a soloist role in Paquita.
Amanda attended eight summer intensives including Atlanta Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Boston Ballet, ABT New York, and The School of American Ballet where she was selected to perform in the New York Choreographic Institute. She also attended Boston Ballet’s Choreographic Intensive where she performed works by Jorma Elo and Helen Pickett.
The summer of 2013, Amanda attended Carolina Ballet’s Summer Intensive as a trainee and was hired for the Carolina Ballet’s company season. In 2014 Amanda was promoted as a corps member.
Amanda has performed numerous works with Carolina Ballet including Balanchine’s: Rubies, Rondo alla Zingarese, Raymonda Variations, The Four Temperaments (Melancholic & Phlegmatic), and Valse Fantaisie; along with Robert Weiss’ Messiah, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Romeo and Juliet, The Double, Sleeping Beauty, Stravinsky, and Beethoven Symphony No. 9; as well as Zalman Raphael’s Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 2, Bach Suite, Mozart, In the Grey, and La Mer; and Lynn Taylor Corbett’s Dracula and Carmina Burana.