Amanda Blythe was born in California, grew up in Pennsylvania and is now based in Washington, DC. Classically trained in ballet, she dove into the world of modern dance after high school and has never turned back. She graduated from Ursinus College outside of Philadelphia, where she danced under Chris Aiken, Peter DiMuro, Cathy Young, Meredith Lyons, Ruth Andrien, Colleen Thomas and many others. She has attended both the American Dance Festival and the Bates Dance Festival and worked with many artists there, among their number Ishmael Houston-Jones, Tania Isaacs, and Nicole Wolcott. Now dancing and creating in DC, Amanda is sinking her teeth into all the dance, theater, literature and arts the metro area has to offer.