Amanda Bravo is a teaching dance artist, living in Crestline, California. She has earned her BA in Dance and BS in Psychology, as well as her MA in Dance from California State University, Long Beach. She has been featured as a resident and guest teacher for several dance studios and pre-professional dance companies throughout California, including: Lake Arrowhead School of Dance, Coastal Dance and Music Academy, Studio of Performing Arts, Class Act Dance, Paso Robles Chamber Ballet, Infinity Jazz Dance Company, Ryan’s American Dance, CORE Dance, and Bravo Dance Project. She has also had the opportunity to teach Dance/PE for the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District, serving six different elementary school sites. She has also earned recognition as a gifted choreographer. Her work has been awarded at several competitions including Dance League, JUMP Tour, LA Dance Magic and Dupree Dance. In 2015, her original work, “Just Go”, was selected for the Regional Dance America Pacific Festival in Sacramento. Amanda utilizes theories of psychology to enhance her teaching methods in the studio classroom. Her MA thesis work included a dance film that examines the K-12 public education system in America in relation to student agency for learning, individuality and creative trait strength outcomes. As a dance educator, she strives to promote a positive and encouraging environment for her students, while offering quality instruction that helps them to achieve their goals in dance technique and artistry. She is passionate about presenting dance in a way that is highly accessible for every student.