Amanda has been teaching and directing Musical Theater and Acting for 7 years now. Before that, she performed regionally and on tours for over ten years. She has been a Missouri and Colorado Thespian Guest Artist Teacher as well as a Musical Theater judge. She worked closely with the national program JumpStart Theater through the Educational Theater Association, where she helped middle schools throughout the St. Louis region start their own musical theater program. Amanda's favorite professional credits include: Amy in COMPANY, Jeannie in THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL (National and International Tour), RENT as Maureen, Yitzack in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, and Miss Andrew in MARY POPPINS. Amanda also had the pleasure of being the Colorado Symphony Orchesra's soloist for their AN EVENING WITH GERSHWIN concert conducted by the late Marvin Hamlisch.