From the Director:
Amanda Pollard, Instructor/Director/Owner
"I am so grateful for all my dancers, but am especially grateful to the parents that have opened up the world of dance up for their child. It has always been my passion to teach dance and own my own studio. My focus starts with the young dancers to mold them and prepare them to enter the wonderful world of dance as professional dancers. I give personal attention to my students, by mainting smaller class sizes."
-Director of Danceworks Dance Studio
-Dance Coordinator of Bear/Glasgow YMCA school of dance
-Choreographer for City of Wilmington PHAT program w/ Nemours Children Hospital
-Hip-hop instructor for Girls Inc.
-Lead role of Clara in "Ballenthnic Ballet Company's" "Urban Nutcracker"
-Multilevel instruction in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip-hop, Pointe and Cheer
-Private instruction in various disciplines for individuals and special groups
-Private Pageant training
-Norma's Academy of Dance Atlanta, Ga
-Brandywine Dance Center Wilmington, DE
-Broadway Dance Center New York City, NY
-Morgan State University Baltimore, MD
-Ted Levy, "Bring in the Noise, Bring in the Funk"
-Frank Hatchett New York, NY
-Steps Los Angeles, CA
She also danced at the 1996 Summer Olympics Games in Atlanta, GA. Ms. Amanda did several summers in dance exchange programs. While in high school, Ms. Amanda studied the art of dance at Brandywine Dance Center in Wilmington, DE and Broadway Dance Center in New York City, NY. Not only was she studying the art of dance and competing, Ms. Amanda was an All-Star cheerleader at McKean High School and participated in the UCA and UDA organization, where she danced and marched in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City and cheered in New Years Day Parade in London, England and cheered for the Queen of England. While studying to receive her B.S. degree in Biology, Ms. Amanda danced in the dance ensemble and band front of Morgan State University. Her Senior year in college, she was chosen as a Baltimore Raven's Cheerleader. After graduating from college, she started teaching dance at Christina Cultral Arts and Heidi's Academy. Ms. Amanda started Danceworks Dance Studio in 2005. Ms Amanda's background in dance includes: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip-hop, Modern, African, Contemporary, Pagentry, Gymnastics and Cheerleading.
Awards and Nominations -Nominated and selected for National Association for Professional Women 2011
Words of Wisdom!!!
"Dance is the hidden language of the soul."