Position title: Education Coordinator
Amanda is a Whoopensocker Lead Teacher, Director, and Performer. She first led a classroom at the age of 16 at her local dance studio, and, after obtaining a bachelor of arts degree in dance and English from Webster University, taught dance throughout Chicagoland. Between then and now, Amanda attended the arts administration master’s program at Columbia College Chicago, co-founded half a dozen companies, worked at several nonprofits, and for the last decade plus has been bringing arts education to 2nd-4th grade public school students. She delivers arts education by being an arts educator herself, but also by raising funds for programs, creating strong infrastructures, and building a community of adult people to support the ideas of children.