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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."

Juggling one red hat with a huge grin - having a ball in Chicago's El Circo Cheapo Cabaret

Nancy Behall

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