Miss Amanda is the Business Director of Prestige Dance Academy. She founded Prestige Dance Academy in 2002 because she loved dance and had a passion to share her love of dance with her students. Over the last 20 years, she has worked hard to create an environment where positive learning and growth happens, with a high level focus on technique to properly train dancers while instilling the passion and art for the love of dance.
Miss Amanda completed her Applied Business and Entrepreneurship Degree from Mount Royal College and level two of the National Coaching Certification Program. In 2004, Miss Amanda competed against other Canadian small businesses to win the title of 2004 CIBC Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year Award. She continues to study and grow as a business leader in the dance community in Calgary and is part of the Dance Studio Owners Association Inner Circle where she connects with other studio owners from around the world. She shares her knowledge in a podcast and quarterly workshops and loves learning and growing.
Miss Amanda has her teaching certification through Associated Dance Arts For Professional Teachers (ADAPT) and is an active member in the Wild Rose Dance Arts Association Charity where she unites with other dance teachers to give back to the Calgary dance community.
The mission of Prestige Dance Academy is to establish positive self-esteem and passion for the art of dance, and she is committed to this goal.
The core values at Prestige are Excellence, Passion, Integrity, Innovative, Community. The values spell the word EPIC, which means of the highest standard to create lasting impressions.
When Miss Amanda is not working she is spending time with her family and puppy Charlie. She loves connecting with family and friends and is an active volunteer in her community.
Miss Amanda is excited to see the growth of all students at the West, South, and ITC locations and is especially proud of the great community that has developed over the past 19 years. She is absolutely THRILLED to be celebrating the 20th anniversary of Prestige this season!!!