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Amanda Walker received her early dance training in Tallahassee, FL at the Southern Academy of Ballet Arts and Pas de Vie Ballet, Inc. under Natalia Botha, Charles Hagan, and Gwynne Ashton. She holds a B.A. in Dance- Performance from Mercyhurst University, under the direction of Tauna Hunter. She has also danced and trained with such organizations as Lake Erie Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Boston Ballet SDP, the Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts, and the International Flamenco Festival. Ms. Walker was a Principal Dancer and Senior Instructor with the Chattanooga Ballet for 9 seasons. While there, she was awarded the Fellowship for Artistic Excellence in Dance Performance by the Tennessee Arts Commission. She has also been a Guest Artist for several companies in the Southeast and taught Master Classes at various schools and summer intensives.
In 2016 Ms. Walker received her M.A. in Mental Health Counseling; Dance/Movement Therapy at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, and is a Board Certified-Dance Movement Therapist. In addition to teaching dance, she has worked as a Case Manager for an arts-based day program for adults with developmental and physical disabilities.
Apart from teaching for Adaptive Dance, Walker teaches for Tony Williams Dance Center and works as a Case Manager, and runs movement groups, for a local arts-based day program for adults with developmental and physical disabilities.