Company Member, Marketing Director
Amanda Ciotuszynski was born in Rochester, New York. She began her dance training at the age of six at a local dance studio. Once she moved to Florida in 2001 she continued her dance training at Florida Ballet School. She trained with Dan Deal, Mary Devine, and Ronnie Wright for ballet, and with Meg Boone for modern, contemporary, and jazz. During her training with Florida Ballet School she attended an Orlando Ballet summer intensive and Florida Ballet School summer intensives..
Since then, Amanda had continuing her dance training at Tampa Bay Ballet, under Lindsay Clark and Richard Geiger. Amanda spent a short amount of time in high school before she did the Early College Program at St. Petersburg College. Amanda started college full-time her junior year of high school and received her Associates Degree at the age of seventeen. She is now attending the University of South Florida and will be graduating in May 2015 with her Bachelor of Sciences in Business Administration in Marketing. During her time at college she participated in 2 marketing internships at CMSA Advertising and Freedman’s Office Furniture.
Amanda has been a company dancer at Tampa Ballet Theatre since its debut year in 2012. She also has been teaching at Tampa Bay Ballet since 2010. Amanda took over the marketing responsibilities at both Tampa Bay Ballet and Tampa Ballet Theatre since 2014. She excited to help grow and expand both companies and improve her marketing, teaching, and dancing skills. Amanda is also known to volunteer a lot of her time to help Tampa Bay Ballet and Tampa Ballet Theatre by assisting with sewing, painting, and building props.
Some of Amanda’s favorite roles she has performed include Sugar Plum Fairy and Arabian in The Nutcracker, Boots in Sleeping Beauty, Stepsister in Cinderella, Friend in Coppelia, and Gryphon in Alice in Wonderland. She has done many corps pieces in Swan Lake, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Paquita, and Les Sylphides. She has also performed many other jazz, modern, and contemporary pieces.