For Amanda Strassburg, dance is not just what she does, but who she is. Dance has continued to be the driving force in her life since the age of three. Growing up she took classes in tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, and contemporary dance at Candy Crocker School of Dance in Tyler, Texas. During that time she participated in a number of competitions and performed at many Dallas Cowboy’s pre-game and half time shows. At Robert E. Lee High School Amanda served as Captain of the Southern Belle Drill Team. She continued her dance studies at Kilgore College where she was a member of the Rangerettes. Amanda was chosen to be a part of the dance group, the “Swingsters,” and honored with the prestigious leadership role of “Lieutenant.” As a Rangerette she had an opportunity to perform at the AT&T Cotton Bowl, the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade, the Connecticut Thanksgiving Parade, the Indy 500 Parade, and the Crystal Charity Ball in Dallas. Amanda has spent five years working for MA Dance traveling across the United States teaching dance camps including the 2011, 2012, and 2013 AT&T Cotton Bowl Pageantry Staff.
Amanda is a graduate from Texas Women’s University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Dance. She currently teaches dance in Austin, Texas where she strives to create an environment in which students feel safe to express themselves. She currently dances for Third Coast Contemporary, a company driven by sharing all kinds of dance with Austin.