objective

To be part of the integration and collaboration of classicism and organic, raw, original movement.

To be a member of a company that produces works of physical intensity as well as powerful and meaningful art.

Amanda Sachs was born and raised in New Jersey. She started her training at The Academy of Dance Arts in Red Bank, New Jersey under the direction of Jennifer James Church, Shayne and Nicholas Mishoe. There she performed principal roles in Peter Anastos’ The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty. At age 17, Amanda moved to San Francisco to be part of the Alonzo King Lines Training Program. During this program she had original roles created on her by Iratxe Ansa, Sidra Bell, Maurya Kerr, Gregory Dawson, Erik Wagner, Monica Proenca, Uri Sands, Kara Davis, Keelan Whitmore, Sandrine Cassini, and Charles Moulten, as well as performing excerpts of King’s Rasa and Ocean. She has also performed works by Dwight Rhoden, Nacho Duato, and Leo Mujic. Following the training program, Amanda danced with Dance Theatre of San Francisco and traveled to Bejing, China with Iratxe Ansa as a member of Ansa’s Metamorphosis summer residency. In 2014, Amanda returned to the east coast and joined The Francesca Harper Project in New York City.