From: Jacksonville, FL
Amanda began her ballet studies at the age of eleven in Jacksonville 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 attended Miami City Ballet’s Pre-Professional Division training for two years under Carter Alexander and Geta Constantinescu. Amanda had the opportunity to be coached by Edward Villella and perform as Dark Angel in Balanchine’s Serenade for her first Student Showcase. The following school year, she was selected to perform in Balanchine’s Allegro Brilliante and as a soloist 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 worked with Jorma Elo and Helen Pickett.
This summer, Amanda attended Carolina Ballet’s Summer Intensive as a trainee and is elated to be joining Carolina Ballet this season.