Amanda Panting began her dance training at the age of 5 in Omaha, Nebraska and has over 20 years of training in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop and pom. She performed with award winning teams at competitions throughout the Midwest and was a member of her high school Varsity Dance Team. She is also a “NDA All-American” dancer. Amanda has taken numerous master classes with Ballet New York, Alvin Ailey, American Dance Theatre, and Miami Ballet, to name a few; and was also a founding member of DanceFLEX, a semi-professional dance company in Omaha. Amanda began assistant teaching in high school at her home studio and continued to teach in Omaha for 6 years before relocating to California in 2011. Amanda holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Advertising Management from Bellevue University and in addition to dance, she also teaches dance fitness classes. She is happily married to her husband, Matt and has a 1 year old daughter, Adaline. Amanda loves teaching the younger students at TDC and sharing her love of dance with the next generation.