Amanda Brown was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Recently relocated from Dallas, Texas. Mrs. Brown brings to SLC Ballet over 25 years of performing arts experience. She studied theatre and dance at Eastern Michigan University, and went on to receive her Master of Arts from Kings College and The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England. She flew back across the pond to marry her prince charming, Ryan, and they are living happily ever after! Their two beautiful daughters fill every day with sunshine.
Disciplines studied: Classical Ballet (Vaganova, American), Modern/Lyrical, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Congolese, Piano Performance, Vocal Performance
Formerly a member of EMU's Touring Dance Ensemble "Movable Feat"
Performed the roles of "Angel/George" & "Fan Dancer" in the world premier of the newly restored "The King and I" produced by Lyric Stage, Irving, Texas.
Choreographed: two works for EMU's student concerts; one work ("Harvest Suite") for Richland Community College
Taught: Children's Ballet/Tap/Jazz, Michigan and Texas; Adult Modern Dance, Texas; Children's Music (ages 18 mos. to 11 yrs.), Michigan and Texas; Adult and Children's Vocal Performance, Texas; Children's Piano Performance, Michigan
Directed: "The Sound of Music", Utah
Adapted and Directed: "Taming of the Shrew" - student project, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, UK
Musically Directed: Children's production of "The Pajama Game", Blackbird Theatre, Michigan
Selected performance roles include but are not limited to: "Narrator" Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, "Nancy" Oliver!, "Meg" Brigadoon, "Christina Mundy" Dancing at Lughnasa, "Folly girl" Crazy for You, "Mimi" Guys and Dolls, "Guest Vocal Soloist" Spring Arts Show, "Grieg Ballet Trio" by Patricia Lanier - Spring Arts Show, "Guest Vocal Soloist" Fall Arts Show, "Bunny" The House of Blue Leaves, "Estella" Great Expectations, "Benvolio" Romeo and Juliet, "Madeline" The Clearing, "Anne Boleyn" Lady in Waiting, "Charlotta" The Cherry Orchard, and "Helen of Troy" Trojan Women.
Amanda teaches in The Glass Slipper Summer Camp and substitutes for Pre-ballet and Level 1.