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Amanda Lehman

Amanda Lehman


 Headshot of Amanda Lehman  Amanda Lehman
Lecturer, Dance
Dance for Musical Theatre

Contact
alehman@oakland.edu

Amanda Lehman has been a professional dancer, teacher, and choreographer based out of NYC for over 15 years. She received her training on the prestigious Richard Ellner Scholarship at Broadway Dance Center training under Josh Bergasse, Andy Blankenbuehler, Joe Lanteri, Michele Assaf and Sheila Barker. Amanda is a featured dancer and choreographer for Transcendence Theatre Company’s Broadway Under the Stars in Sonoma, CA. Her work in California gained her a Broadway World award for Best Choreography. Most recently, Amanda choreographed and performed in a national Ford Car commercial. She was a Singer/Dancer in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall and was an original cast member for Disney’s Finding Nemo the Musical at Walt Disney World written by Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award winner, Robert Lopez. Amanda performed in the Broadway musical, Footloose directed/choreographed by Emmy Award winner, AC Ciulla. She has done several productions of Randy Skinner’s Tony Award winning Broadway musical 42ND STREET including the Moscow, Japan and US National touring companies. You could find Amanda performing off Broadway in Rock of Ages at The Cutting Room’s Rock’ N Roll Debauchery cabaret. Traveling to over 80 cities and 7 countries, Amanda performed abroad with the Irish Dance show Spirit of the Dance. At the start of her career Amanda spent a summer performing at Hershey Park in Pennsylvania and six months at sea on Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas.

As a former competitive dancer and title holder she is currently on staff adjudicating and teaching master classes for several national dance conventions and competitions in the US and Canada. Amanda loves working with the next generation of young talent teaching and choreographing at over 25 nationally acclaimed competitive studios. She has taught at the collegiate level in New York City at both the American Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (AMDA) conservatory and CAP21 in Manhattan. She was a substitute faculty member for Sheila Barker at Broadway Dance Center in New York City. Amanda was a published columnist for Dancer Magazine and was featured in Dance Teacher Magazine’s April 2006 issue. In addition to performing in many Broadway revue productions, some of Amanda's favorite regional theatre credits include: A Chorus Line, West Side Story, Chicago, White Christmas, Hairspray, and Music Man. She has choreographed for the Miss Connecticut pageant, America's Junior Miss, and Nike’s Step it Up challenge. Amanda could also be seen in the CBS commercial America for the Arts and is well known in Tokyo for NHK's television documentary Broadway Dreams: The Life of a Dancer. Amanda is a proud AEA, SAG-AFTRA, AGVA member. For more information please visit www.amandalehmandance.com.