5 Year old Creative Dance Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary & Special Stars Instructor
Miss Amanda has been with Rising for the past five years. Amanda is also a Graduate of Montclair State University where she majored in Dance education. She is certified in New Jersey to teach dance P-12. Miss Amanda’s has student taught in Newark, Montclair and Hillside school districts. As well as teaching for Rising Stars, Miss Amanda is also a preschool teacher. Amanda has studied in Ballet, Modern, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary and Hip-hop, among many other genres and all ages and levels. Miss Amanda was also Zumba Fitness certified in 2011 under the direction of Tanya Beardsley. Amanda also performed for a Hip-Hop company, Synergy while attending Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts and has been a part of a semi professional dance team.
Amanda continues to enhance her knowledge of dance and education by taking classes and seminars with Dance Teacher Summit, Dance Teacher Web, and Applebaum Training Institute, just to name a few. Amanda’s students know her for having a bubbly personality, a creative eye, and dedication to her work and students. Miss Amanda thrives on creating a safe space for her dancers to express themselves through movement. Miss Amanda only wishes to spread her love for dance to all of her students.