Mandy grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. She began her serious ballet training at the age of 8 and spent summers continuing her training in New York City. In 1992, at the personal invitation of Iris Hensley, Amanda became a company member with the Georgia Ballet. During her time with the company, a few of her dance credits include Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Carmen, and original works such as I Never Saw Another Butterfly.
Mandy has proudly been teaching ballet at Impact Dance since 1999 and has continually been rewarded with her students’ energy, diligence in their training, and zealous pursuit of dancing in the name of our Lord. She is passionate about the art of ballet and her students’ desires to pursue a professional career. Mandy shares in the joy with other Impact instructors of their students’ success in their consistent acceptance to prestigious summer dance training programs, college Fine Arts programs, as well as professional companies such as Ballet Magnificat and Miami City Ballet. In addition to teaching weekly classes, Mandy is the Co-Director of the Impact Dance Company. She co-produces the annual holiday production of “The Toymaker’s Christmas”, and “The Night Of Classical Ballet”.
In addition to teaching ballet, Mandy is also a professional photographer and is thankful for the numerous opportunities for her company, AMN Photography, to photograph the Impact Dance Company as well as various other area dance companies. Mandy also enjoys being a home schooling mom to two beautiful daughters, Anna and Sophie.
A Note From “Miss” Mandy “As I write this bio, I realize how much you have impacted my life, Kari! I thank you from the bottom of my heart that I get to spend my days teaching these wonderful students in an environment that always seeks to put the Lord first and my relationship with Him has definitely grown. You are truly wonderful and mean everything to me! I love you.”