SpotLight Dance Company is proud of our Professional Instructors. Each one
brings their own creativity, ideas, professionalism, and personalities to make an
absolutely awesome team of instructors! They create their own choreography for
their classes, performances, and competitions.
Our classes are taught by professionally trained, friendly, adult Instructors.
We have assistants to the Instructors in most classes. Our junior Instructors are
very talented and responsible students.
Ms Amanda is our Ballet Program Director. She directs, choreographs, and instructs for our competition Ballet Company and all recreational classes in Pointe, Ballet, & Tap.
Ms Amanda began dancing at the age of 5 at Athens School of Ballet in Georgia. She studied Cecchetti style ballet within the school’s ballet company until moving to Clemson, SC at the age of 15. Ms Amanda continued studying ballet while also branching out into tap, jazz, lyrical and Martha Graham’s technique of modern dance at Foothills Dance Conservatory in Seneca and Fain School of Dance.
She was accepted to and attended the South Carolina Governor’s School of the Arts and Humanities Summer Honors Program at the age of 17 where she spent the summer learning from top professional dancers and performing in their showcase.
After high school she attended Winthrop University where she received her B.A. in Dance in 2006. While at Winthrop she studied classical ballet, many forms of modern dance, and choreography.
Ms Amanda performed in many faculty shows and student showcases while also choreographing for student showcases as well. Winthrop opened many doors in working with amazing guest artists and faculty, including Mary Beth Thompson, Sandra Neels (who danced with Merce Cunningham), the Amy Marshall Dance Company, and many, many others throughout her four years at Winthrop. Amanda received her M.A. in Teaching from Kaplan University in 2010.
She has always enjoyed dancing, but her real passion is expressing her love for dance through teaching .
Ms Amanda was recently married to the 'Love of Her Life' Phillip!