GADA Dance Instructor
Amanda Bishop doesn’t remember life before dance was her passion, because it began for her so early on. Growing up, she attended a performing arts school in elementary school, and got her start there learning several forms of dance, singing, acting, and more. She continued to participate in these various art forms for years to come. She began her professional dance training with Bakersfield Ballet Theater and later transferred to Civic Dance Center in Bakersfield, California. As a teen, she spent her summers dancing as much as possible at summer intensive sessions; her favorite of which was at the Pennsylvania Ballet’s Rock School Intensive Ballet Program.
Amanda grew up dreaming of becoming a mother to many children someday. At the age of just 13, she permanently settled on becoming a dance teacher to enable her to enjoy two of her life’s passions: children and dance. Teaching ballet began for her in high school and it was clear that this was her calling. 25 years later, Amanda has eight amazing children and has fully enjoyed the many students that have grown into gorgeous dancers along the way. None of which would have been possible without her ever supportive and loving husband of over 20 years, Steven.
Some of Amanda’s career highlights include owning and running “Turning Pointe” dance studio in Boise, Idaho, directing and choreographing a full ballet that included a cast of 50 dancers from several dance studios in Treasure Valley, Idaho, choreographing and directing two other full dance productions in Georgetown, Texas, getting certified through UNLV Dance Teacher University, getting certified through the world renowned Acrobatic Arts syllabus as an Acro teacher, and founding a nonprofit service organization that has the singular focus of “Giving back to the community through dance”. Amanda is thrilled to be teaching at GADA this year.
Classes I Teach
- Ballet Level 2 and higher