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Amanda Miller began her life-long love for dance at age three when she began her dance training at Allstar Dance Academy in NJ. Her technical dance background includes ballet, pointe, contemporary, jazz, lyrical, tap, multi-collaborative and theatrical dancing. Her extensive training includes instruction from dance greats such as Rosanna Seravalli (Italian Ballet), Bettijane Sills (Balanchine principal), Ted Kivit (San Francisco Ballet),  Richard Cook (NYC Ballet), Stefanie Tooman (Graham Company), Helen Pickett (Forsyth Company), along with Megan Williams, and Lauri Stallings. Amanda competed for 14 years and has won many awards and titles both regionally and nationally throughout her childhood. 

 

She continued her dance training at the prestigious Purchase College Conservatory of Dance graduating Cum Laude with a BFA in performance and choreography in 2009. She trained under masters while having the privilege of performing classic works such as The Nutcracker, Les Noces, and The Great Quiet.  Amanda has choreographed, directed and performed in multiple productions with Emotions Dance in Florida including such works as Twist, Element Earth, and Untold Stories to name a few.  Amanda has been featured in Orlando's Pandemonium, Orlando Fringe Festival, Orlando's Nude Night, Orlando's Citrus Club, and The Red Chair Affair. She has also been a company member of Master Dance Series, The Contemporary Company of Orlando, Dawn Branch Works, as well as staging, directing and performing in numerous venues up and down the East coast including theme park productions such as Six Flags Great Adventure Fright Fest. 

 

Amanda’s recent achievements include educating and developing both competitive and non-competitive students at multiple studio locations. These include Raise The Barre Dance Center from 2014 – 2017, and as Artistic Director at Heart2Sole Dance Center 2017 – 2020. Upon the pandemic, Amanda used an entrepreneurial approach to continue to offer dance training to many students via zoom classes. Once studios reopened, she resumed in person teaching at Upsurge Dance Company.  Amanda’s choreography has garnered numerous awards for creativity, recognition of high placement in the overall divisions, multiple title winners, cash awards for studios, as well as scholarships for her students across multiple dance competition venues. Amanda looks forward to sharing her experience and knowledge with the next generation of dancers!!!