Amanda Hart started dancing at the age of nine with the Sierra Performing Arts Center in Visalia, CA under the technical instruction of Susan Pallas and Melinda Cordell (ABT). After winning many awards in the competition dance world, she was accepted into The Fresno Ballet Company during her senior year at Lindsay High School. She went on to create many choreographic works and appear in numerous shows, including the Cal Arts Dance Ensemble at REDCAT, while receiving her BFA in Dance from the California Institute of the Arts in 2005. Amanda was recently accepted in the Strathmore and Cambridge Women's Who's Who and was nominated for a 2009 Horton Award for Outstanding Production of a Festival or Series. She is currently the Artistic Director or her own, Hart Pulse Dance Company, HartBeats Dance Outreach Programs, and the annual MixMatch Dance Festival in addition to teaching in the Pasadena and Burbank areas.