Originally from upstate New York, Amanda Monteith is a dancer, choreographer, and artist based in Houston, Texas. She holds a BFA in Dance from Arizona State University where she developed multiple works both for film and live performance shown on platforms associated with said university and otherwise. Her dancing has been featured in several productions including Her Brown Body is Glory, a capstone show for Arizona choreographer Hannah Victoria, Heather Waldon’s original work 18:30, and Arizona State University’s 2020 Fall Forward festival. Alongside concert stage work, Amanda has also worked as a performer for notable rapper Fetty Wap as well as a master class assistant in Las Vegas for Aliya Janell. She has performed and trained internationally in multiple dance disciplines, most recently in Northern Israel under the direction of Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company. Amanda has trained in multiple avenues of performance and genres of dance, including contemporary, modern, hip hop, heels, and various diasporic forms, also dabbling in film and photography. Her short film “Reclaimed,” was presented in the 2020 Los Angeles Lift Off Film Festival and the 2021 Ojai Short Film Fest, and since, she has been working with dancing for the camera in her episodic film which premiered in Spring 2021, “SonderLust.” At the same time, she held an Arts Administration and Marketing internship with Gallim Dance, working on streamlining their internal affairs and learning about the inner workings of a professional company. Amanda is currently working on a new piece for DanceSource Houston's Mind the Gap Concert in Fall 2021.
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