Amanda Swift
Actor, Singer, Dancer
‘Acting is not about being someone different. It’s finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in there.’
– Meryl Streep

Amanda’s love for the theatre began when she was nine years old and cast as Charlie in her elementary school’s production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. From there, Amanda began actor training with the Canadian Youth Academy of Performing Arts. Under the direction of Beverly Lundy, Amanda played various roles including Kitty in Pride and Prejudice and Phoebe in Once Upon a Playground.
Amanda’s parents nurtured her love of the arts, giving her the opportunity to see many theatrical productions in Toronto. After seeing ‘Cats’ live, Amanda knew the theatre had to be a part of her world.

Amanda’s went on to graduate from the prestigious Ryerson Theatre School with a B.F.A. in Acting performance. Amanda studied with the greats, including Stratford’s Kelly McEvenue for Alexander technique/movement and the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Dr. Iris Macgregor Bannerman for Speech technique. Selected Ryerson credits include: Rebecca Gibbs in Our Town, Clytemnestra in The Greeks and Poopsie in Six War Years.

Amanda transitioned into film and tv acting upon graduation and travelled to Los Angeles to further study and hone her skills with TVI Actors Studio. Amanda has done work for the A&E Network, can be seen in numerous commercials, and has voiced spots for Panasonic and the Coaching Association of Canada. In addition, Amanda is a high school Dramatic Arts teacher having taught grades 9-12 for the past 18 years!

Amanda is grateful for each day and takes every opportunity to learn something new about herself and others. Amanda’s positive attitude and empathetic nature allows her to create authentic, truthful characters in her work.