Amanda was born and raised in the Poconos, in the small town of Hawley, PA. As the oldest of four, Amanda would "cast" her siblings in living-room musicals which she would write, choreograph, direct, and star in for family and friends. Picking up on her flair for drama, Amanda's parents enrolled her in a children's theatre program at her hometown community theater, The Ritz Co. Playhouse, around the age of six. She hasn't gotten off the stage since!
Though she has long since "graduated" the Ritz Bitz Program, she has had the opportunity to act as the musical director for the program from 2006-2013, in addition to her many appearances on the Ritz's main-stage musical productions. Currently, Amanda lives in New York, NY as a recent graduate of Marymount Manhattan College with a degree in Performance and Musical Theatre, as well as a minor in Religious Studies.