C & C Ballet Academy

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Amanda Landers danced since elementary school in a variety of styles that include ballet, jazz, hip-hop, modern/contemporary, African, and Caribbean-African. While in high school, Amanda danced with X'pressions Performing Dance Co. She was on the competition team and an award-winning soloist four years in a row. While with X'pressions Competition team, she attended workshops and competitions including LA Edge Dance Studio, Tremaine Dance Conventions, Go for It Dance, Opening and Closing ceremonies for summer games, Winter Olympic performer, Disneyland, and a cruise ship. She won a halftime spot with the NBA Jazz and a halftime spot for the U of U men’s basketball game. Amanda taught dance at age 16. She started working for the Jordan Family Education Centers and X'pressions. She attended Salt Lake Community College where she received a Dance Company scholarship. At SLCC she was a soloist and she choreographed a halftime number along with the end-of-the-year show. During this time Amanda joined Strictly Business. While with Strictly Business she traveled to Denver to perform at an AIDS Foundation fundraiser. In 2002 Amanda and her aunt bought X'pressions Performing Dance Co. Some of her accomplishments are U of U Competition Sweepstakes Award for Best Choreography (Overall 1st, 2003); Lagoon Competition for Best Dance (Overall 1st, 2003) and guest choreographer and judge at junior high and high school workshops. Now she is a teacher at C&C ballet and she couldn’t be happier!