Amanda has been a professional performer and musician since the age of 18. She studied at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, working toward a Bachelor's of Music Degree majoring in Voice, with a minor in Composition. Before completing her degree, she moved to New York City to study musical theater at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, going on to perform all over the east coast, and eventually returning to Toronto to perform with the Canadian Stage Company. Her career includes musicals, commercials, big band singing, and choral work. She began studying improv in earnest after moving to Chicago, where she has taken classes at the SCTC, The Annoyance, and iO, but found her home in the form of Music Improv. She now teaches and performs improv, songwriting, and voice, as well as music directs all over Chicago; she has written several musicals; she is a founding member of the Improvised Sondheim Project, which she both performs with and produces.