Born and raised in Singapore, Amanda began her dance training under a full-time scholarship at Dance Circle Studios in 2007. Amanda is trained in ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz, tap, hip-hop, salsa, Latin ballroom, and flamenco. Amanda graduated magma cum laude with a BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase in May 2012. She has performed the works of Mark Morris(New York), Gregory Dolbashian(New York), John Heginbotham(New York), Larry Clark(New York), Heidi Alasuvanto(Finland/New York), Yana Schnitzler(Berlin/New York), Kelly Donovan(Boston) and Lim Fei Shen(Singapore). Just over the past few years in New York City, Amanda has worked with numerous dance companies like YungLi Dance, 49th Parallel Dance Company and human kinetics movement arts, and performed in renowned festivals like New York Fashion Week 2014 at the Lincoln Center and Taiwanese Heritage Night at the NY Mets Stadium in 2014. She has also picked up new interests in aerial work, rock climbing and bouldering.
Amanda is a certified GYROTONIC® Pre-Trainer and GYROKINESIS® trainer. She received her certification in the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® both Level 1 & Level 2 (Program 1 & 2), GYROKINESIS® and Dancers Application Course 1 & 2 under Specialized Master Trainer Billy Macagnone, Erika Hassan, Jackson Kellogg, Miriam Barbosa and Adrianna Thompson. She is also certified in the specialized equipment: Archway, Jump Stretch Board and GYROTONER®. Through GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS®, Amanda has learned to expand her body to its fullest potential in dance and in life. From her personal experience of over 20° scoliosis in her thoracic spine resulting in uneven muscle development and past injuries, GYROTONIC® has never failed to heal her body from any soreness or imminent injury. In fact, GYROTONIC® has become a form of injury prevention and physical therapy for herself. She wishes to share this healing method and enrichment of freedom in movement with everybody.
Amanda has also participated in the Rejuvenation course in Bali 2014 with the creator of GYROTONIC®, Juliu Horvath, himself. She felt very fortunate to be able to work so closely with him and deepen her understanding in the essence of this work; treating your body right, a wholesome wellness. Amanda feels very blessed to be a part of the BE team that truly believes in sharing the wonders of GYROTONIC® to everyone.