Amanda’s love of belly dance began immediately after her first class in 2008. Never before had she experienced such a welcoming and positive movement environment full of women of all ages, shapes, and sizes. The music of faraway lands spoke to her soul and hasn’t stopped since.
She first trained in the improvisational group format of American Tribal Style (ATS) belly dance, and has since gone on to study both improvisational and choreographed forms of American Cabaret, Folkloric, Tribal Fusion, and Suhaila/Jamila Salimpour techniques and stylings. Additionally, she dabbles in expressive North Indian dance forms such as Odissi, Bhangra, and Giddha.
Amanda performs for special events as she is moved to artistically, and employs the use of specific stylings/props/instruments as appropriate alongside her musical accompaniment, audience, and venue. She especially enjoys improvisational solo dance with live musicians, and choreographing lively group numbers for the stage.
Her mission as a teacher is to help every student discover and nurture her inner artist and feminine spirit through dance. Her class is a safe artistic space to be oneself, have fun, learn, and support one another on this unique and special journey.