Amanda has loved dancing since as long as she can remember, but decided to take it more seriously when she became vice-president and the main instructor and choreographer for Grand Valley State University’s (GVSU) belly-dancing club at age 22. By 2011, she was teaching belly-dance fitness classes at GVSU and eventually brought her dancing talents to Moveir in 2012 where she now teaches both belly-dance and pole fitness classes.
Having trained at both Flirt Fitness (Grand Rapids) and Body and Pole (New York City), Amanda has also recently begun studying Ballroom, Latin and Swing dancing. Over the past few years, Amanda has coached a Tahitian dance team, has performed at various dance expositions and venues including Danger Damsels Burlesque, and currently manages her own belly-dance performance troupe.
Amanda enjoys teaching both men and women of all ages, and loves watching her students grow as they accomplish their personal goals – both on and off the dance floor. When she’s not moving to music, Amanda likes to travel, indulge in her photography hobby, and spend time with her friends and family.