Amanda Whitesell has a dance background of more than 20 years. She studied dance intensively at Oklahoma City University on dance performance scholarship. Whitesell’s professional credits include dancing in a Miley Cyrus music video, the Oklahoma Centennial Spectacular and at Walt Disney World. She has taught dance and Pilates classes to children and adults, with varying abilities.


Pilates & Barre Instructor | Freelance, Brighton, Mich. | January 2011—Present

Guest Instructor/Adjudicator | Dance Dynamics Performing Arts Center, Walled Lake, Mich. | August 2005—Present

  • Substitutes dance classes as needed
  • Adjudicated dancers prior to top competition events
  • Taught music theater, jazz dance and conditioning for semi-professional dancers ages 8-18

Dance Instructor | Movement Innovations, Oklahoma City, Okla. | September 2009—May 2011

  • Taught ballet, jazz, tap, creative movement, and strength training/conditioning classes for students ages 3-14
  • Choreographed dances for annual recital and compiled appropriate weekly lesson plans

Dance Instructor | Camp Gan Israel, Ann Arbor, Mich. | June 2008—August 2010

  • Taught hip-hop, ballet and jazz dance classes for amateur campers ages 2-12.
  • Choreographed routine for weekly camp showcase

Demonstrator | Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, Okla. | December 2007—May 2008

  • Served as ballet demonstrator for Professor Kay Sandel for collegiate-level ballet classes
  • Assisted in correcting students’ placement and technique