Amanda obtained her MFA in Theatre with a concentration in costume design and technology at the University of Florida, and her BFA in Technical Theatre Production and Design at SUNY Fredonia with a concentration in costume design. Currently Amanda is working as the assistant costume shop manager at Syracuse Stage, working closely with Syracuse University's Drama Department where she is also an adjunct professor. Amanda most recently designed costumes for Santa Fe College's production of Grand Hotel; Directed by Russell Shultz, as well as Theatre Jax's production of Savannah Sipping Society; directed by Jason Collins.
While Amanda aspires to be a costume designer she also has an extensive amount of technical and wardrobe experience. As a graduate student Amanda taught a beginning costume course to all undergraduate theatre students. After graduating from The University of Florida she was hired as the interim Costume Shop Manager. In these roles she has learned how to run a successful costume shop, keeping organization and safety a priority. Amanda has successfully supervised, mentored, and taught students how to design realized and unrealized shows, hand and machine sew, dye, alter costumes, and run wardrobe. One of Amanda's goals as a professional is to inspire and aid in the teaching of future theatre artists.
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