In addition to performing, I've taught physical theater, clown, mime and circus for over 20 years. I love helping people hone their skills and learn new things, and I get really excited when I get to assist in the creation and development of a show or act. In 2014, I became a NASM certified personal trainer and Performance Enhancement Specialist to increase my ability to coach acrobatic skills. I've taught master classes in the US, Colombia and Brazil, worked as Director of Circus and Movement at Emerald City Theater, Creative Consultant at Circus Flora and am thrilled to be a faculty member at The Actors Gymnasium.
"I'm so grateful for all the progress we made! It's been an absolute pleasure .... You're one of the most inspiring trainers I've ever had."
Teaching & Directing Highlights include:
Second City Chicago
University of Chicago Chicago
Sitka Fine Arts Camp Alaska
Flying Actor's Studio San Francisco
Emerald City Theater Chicago
Wise Fool New Mexico Santa Fe
Circus Center San Francisco
Clown Conservatory San Francisco
Actors Gymnasium Chicago
Festival Mímame Colombia
Circus Smirkus touring troupe Vermont
Circus Flora St. Louis
Aloft Circus Arts Chicago
Anjos do Picadiero Brazil
IJA Festival El Paso
"[Amanda] is one of my most favorite coaches/people in the entire history of forever. I ADORE her. She is my dream coach."