Photos by Jeff Cravotta

Amanda Smith

Hometown: Placentia, CA
Dancing Since: Age 5
Seasons with North Carolina Dance Theatre: 2
Favorite ballet: Don Quixote
If she weren’t dancing she’d be: An ice skater
Never misses and episode of: Glee

Amanda, from Orange County, CA, began dancing at age 4 and has trained with California Dance Academy, Pointe of Grace Christian Academy and Anaheim  Ballet. In 2012, Amanda received a degree in fine arts with a concentration in ballet from SUNY Purchase College. She attended the Joffrey Ballet NYC Ballet Intensive and Dance New York’s International Summer Program in Madrid, Spain. Amanda has performed pieces by George Balanchine, Nacho Duato, Nicolo Fonte, Ted Kivitt, Charis Moses, Helen Pickett, Lawrence and Sarma Rosenberg, Rosanna Seravalli, Bettijane Sills and Kevin Wynn. Amanda was in NC Dance Theatre 2 during the 2012-2013 Season.