Director of Education Outreach & Artist Educator

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Amanda is the Egyptian YouTheatre Education Director. She is an actor, singer, dancer, and stage combatant from Salt Lake City, Utah. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from Southern Utah University before she began working professionally in Chicago. After which, she went on to earn her Master of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Central Florida. 

Amanda began her theatre education work during her graduate program where she taught undergraduate classes at UCF as well as youth theatre classes at Orlando Shakes. Watching her students grow and develop their talents and confidence was incredibly rewarding and she quickly fell in love with the education side of theatre. She believes that through theatre our youth can explore all different facets of their personalities and develop into the best version of themselves possible. 

Outside of YouTheatre Amanda continues to work professionally as an actor throughout the Salt Lake area. Her most recent roles include Catherine in The Foreigner at West Valley Performing Arts Center, Madeline True in The Wild Party with Hart Theatre Company, as well as various commercial and television shoots through her agents at TMG. Some of her favorite roles have included Anybodys in West Side Story, Guildenstern in Hamlet, Electra in Iphigenia and Other Daughters, and her thesis role of Theresa Bedell in Boy Gets Girl

When not performing Amanda can often be found reading, playing or planning Dungeons and Dragons games, cooking delicious food (solely for the purpose of eating said food), playing video games, hanging out with her family, and going on adventures with her wife Sasha and their adorable and very energetic dog Indie.