Growing up in Montclair, NJ, Amanda spent her weekends at Broadway theaters and Grateful Dead concerts (thanks Mom and Dad!). She received her acting degree from Boston University, and studied opera and Italian in Florence, Italy. Born with hip dysplasia, performing is not only Amanda’s art, it is her arson; she uses this fire to help others find what makes them special. With years of childcare and teaching under her belt, she strives to share this passion with children. A self-proclaimed people-lover, she can’t wait to share her spunk and love for jamming with all!