Amanda began her career on the musical stage as child extra in opera productions when she was just ten years old and by the time she was fourteen she had made her professional singing debut and performed as a featured dancer on international tours to Russia, England and Denmark. She received her Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Wisconsin at Madison where she spent three years on tour as a featured singer/dancer with the Wisconsin Singers and performed in various operas, concerts and recitals.
After graduation she moved to New York City and performed in cabarets, BMI Workshops, appeared on stage at Radio City Music Hall with the band Smash Mouth and was featured in several performances with the Broadway Dance Center. She spent six months on tour as a dancing bunny in The Velveteen Rabbit, performed roles with several regional theatre companies and enjoyed two summers playing numerous roles as a featured player with a Summer Stock company in Vermont. Some of her favorite Regional Theatre credits include: Eva Peron in Evita; Maria in West Side Story; Ellen in Miss Saigon; Cathy in The Last Five Years, June in Musical of Musicals The Musical and Young Phyllis in Follies starring Tony Award nominee Tom Wopat.
Amanda’s voice has been featured in several radio jingles, voiceovers and commercials. She can also be heard on the original cast recordings of the musicals The Spirits of St. Paul and Everyman The Musical. She has sung a variety of different musical styles with all kinds of different choirs, ensembles and bands and even sang on a track featured on the album United Punks Volume One.
Amanda is proud to be a founding member Four Seasons Theatre in Madison, Wisconsin where she served as the Operations Director and Assistant Youth Theatre Director from 2005-2008. She is passionate about sharing her love of musical theatre with the next generation of performers and has worked with high school students through out the state of Wisconsin as a director, choreographer, dance instructor and vocal coach. She has choreographed 20+ high school productions and taught countless musical theatre workshops. Amanda also served for a few years as a board member for the UW School of Music Alumni Association.
In 2008, Amanda was invited to join Royal Caribbean Productions as a Featured Singer and was thrilled to find her home at sea. She spent five years performing aboard The Independence of The Seas and The Jewel of The Seas where she was featured in the production Shows, sang with the Jazz Quintet, sang rock and roll on the pool deck and was the headliner for special receptions and cocktail parties.
In 2012, she joined the 5 star cruise line Azamara Club Cruises as a Featured Singer. With The Quest and The Journey she has sailed to seven continents and also performed her own headliner show "Epics."
In 2016, Amanda became a part of Broadway At Sea on The Allure of the Seas as Tanya in the smash hit musical Mamma Mia! While onboard the Allure she was also the lead singer in the aerial acrobatic theatrical masterpiece Blue Planet, in which she sang while suspended nearly 40 feet in the air.
In 2018, Amanda took on the role of Associate Cruise Director with Azamara Club Cruises aboard their newest addition, The Azamara Pursuit. This year she will be cruising in the Mediterranean as well as South America.