Amanda began dancing at OneDance in 2007 and has been passionate about it ever since. She is currently sixteen years old and in the eleventh grade. When she began dancing she hoped for a fun, new experience but she never expected that the studio would become her second home.
At OneDance Amanda discovered her love for dance in many forms. Over the years she has accumulated training in ballet, pas de deux, pointe, jazz, lyrical, novelty, and contemporary dance. She has been motivated and inspired by her dance teachers who have strived to create a learning place that is creative, fun and rewarding. The creative outlet OneDance has provided has been ideal for her artistic and athletic growth. While growing up in such a nurturing and empowering environment she has met many incredible people and formed life long friendships.
In the fall, Amanda will be entering her final year of high school at Handsworth Secondary where she has had the chance to shine both academically and artistically. Prior to high school she received an award for outstanding citizenship and has been able to continue her passion for community and leadership at the high school level. She is member of her school’s student council and public outreach “Up” club. In 2011, she was selected to receive the school’s annual Drama/Dance award for her year. Today she is an active member of the school’s drama and dance program. She can be seen dancing this April at Centennial Theatre in this year’s original production, “The Shocking Tale of Katherine Grey.”
In addition to her extra curricular activities, Amanda has maintained an impressive academic standing and after graduation aspires to further her education. While she is happily contemplating her future, she knows she will dance and perform wherever she goes.