Amanda started dancing ballet and tap at 6 years old. Intrigued by her parents social ballroom dance lessons she started taking ballroom dancing at the age of 9. From that time, Amanda knew ballroom dancing would be her life path.
Amanda entered in her first competition at the age of 10. From there Amanda would go on to become US Amateur Junior Pro – am Champion in both International Latin & Standard , Ohio Star Ball ( Now the world pro – am championships )Ladies Pro – Am Adult Standard Champion and US National Grand Finalist in International Standard, Latin and American Smooth. Before turning professional Amanda went undefeated in the International Standard for over a year.
In 1996 Amanda decided to turn professional and began teaching. Amanda competed in the Professional International Standard division from 1996 – 2001. Some of her titles included:
- 2000 & 2001 US Professional International Standard Rising Star Finalist
- Southeastern US Rising Star Professional Champion 2000
- Dancesport Montreal Rising Star Standard Champion
Amanda is proud to have instructed at some of the largest dance schools on the East Coast .She is also the former coach of the University of Delaware & Princeton University Dance Teams.
In 2001 Amanda decided to retire from professional competition. At that time she also returned back to her native Eastern Shore of Maryland (born and raised in Bozman) and began instructing in Easton. In the past 20 years she has built “Dancing on the shore” which has now expanded to be in 8 locations and 7 instructors. Amanda is excited about the future of Dancing on the Shore as it grows and expands. Amanda is proud to say she has been a ballroom dancer for 33 years and a teacher for 25. She is available for private & group instruction in International Standard, Latin, American Smooth and Rhythm at all levels beginners to advance. She also specializes in teaching social dancing including, Argentine Tango, Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Hustle, Country two step, Night club two step, West Coast Swing and more. She is available for classes in Easton, Salisbury and Milford, DE.
Amanda resides in Greensboro, MD