Amanda is a passionate actor/dancer/singer rooted in Kitchener-Waterloo eager to expand her experience beyond her community. As a resident, she has been actively involved in community theatre by sharing her expertise and energy with young people in schools and non-profit organizations. Amanda Damaren is a graduate of the Eastwood Collegiate Integrated Arts Program under the direction of Janis Price. She graduated with an Arts diploma majoring in Dance as well as an Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Eastwood Collegiate provided Amanda with a foundation for dance, theatre and vocal training as well as opportunities to perform lead roles such as Jan in the musical Grease, as well as dance along side professional modern companies including Ballet Jorgen, Toronto Dance Theatre and David Earl.
As a resident of Kitchener-Waterloo Amanda trained with Confidance Studio, Kitchener, Quinte Ballet School, Belleville, O.I.P, Toronto and Metro Movement, Toronto. As a competitive dancer, Amanda achieved several awards including Top Soloist, Overall Highest Score and Dance Odyssey’s Favourite Dancer. Furthermore, Amanda has received recognition for her choreography and creativity from several dance competitions.
Amanda’s credits include Baxter, Being Erica, Camp Rock-The Final Jam, Get Up ‘N Move and High School Musical Family Channel Promotional Video. She is proud to have worked with Luther Brown in his stage production On My Way Home, Leon Rubin in the Stratford Shakespeare Festival production of Measure for Measure and Amy Wright on the set of Being Erica and Get Up ‘N Move.
Amanda continues to develop her art through commitment and study with Cindy Tanas and Michael Caruana for Acting, Fred Love for Vocal training and dance with Linda Garneau, Stelio Calagias, Siona Jackson and Faye Rauw. Amanda made it to the top 70 of “So You Think You Can Dance” Season 3 and feels blessed to have worked with the top choreographers and among so many talented dancers.