Amanda Newman is a community-engaged dance artist pursuing a master's in social work at Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. Within the Community Organizing, Planning and Development track, she's most interested in the ways in which creative and embodied practices are essential for social change. Originally from Utah, Amanda earned her BFA in Modern Dance at the University of Utah, but did her most important learning about dance, education, and organizing while moving and making in museums, summer camps, living rooms, and parking lots. Before coming to New York, Amanda was a resident artist, youth programs facilitator, and communications coordinator at Dance Exchange, an intergenerational, community-engaged dance company in the Washington, D.C., region. There, she managed the culmination of New Hampshire Avenue: This is a Place To..., a multi-year, kaleidoscopic project funded by the NEA and ArtPlace America. Amanda also spent a year as a healthcare innovation fellow with Health for America at MedStar Health, the largest health system in the Maryland/D.C. region—an experience which affirmed her belief in artists as agents of change in all of our biggest, messiest institutions.
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