My name is Amanda Anderson. I have been a performer all my life. Whether it was putting together shows with all the neighborhood kids at family parties when I was in grade school, or touring as a back up dancer for Fall Out Boy, it has always been in my blood. I was created to create art and love. That's me in a nutshell. I live to give love and I love by sharing my art. Throughout my 23 years here I have realized there are a million ways to make people feel something through my many facets of performing. I have done on-camera and theatrical acting, dance, professional dance, choreographed for dance companies nationwide, and performed comedically with improv as well as sketch shows.
With that said I have been labeled, "jack of all trades-- master of none," countless times and rightfully so. Joining SpireSpire has really forced me to organize my talents, passions, and give myself a game plan. Originally I am from the northwest suburbs of Chicago, but have recently moved out to North Hollywood, Ca to continue my growth as an actor and sharpen my craft in all of its aspects. Since moving out here I have had the privilege of being cast in one of LA's top improv comedy groups. Performing with them has been absolutely life-changing to say the least.
Having had the opportunity to do something I love (being completely ridiculous, play around on a stage, poke fun at life, be shameless and unpredictable) and be able to give hundreds of people a week the gift of laughter has been the most exhilarating time of my life. On that note, it got me thinking back to one of my biggest goals in my life. That is to become a cast member of the acclaimed NBC sketch show Saturday Night Live, you may have heard of it. ( if not you might have been living under a rock your entire life, not judging ) I know that that is a HUGE goal and takes a million steps, but is something I have decided to focus all of my tenacity towards.
This next year, my goal is to return to my hometown of Chicago to join The Second City. I will be auditioning for their conservatory program this March in the hopes to complete a six-level journey to the Second City Mainstage. By this time next year, my goal is to have been cast in at least one of Second City's Mainstage revues. I am completely thrilled to share my artistic process, growth, and triumphs with my fellow dreamers as well as SpireSpire readers! I am always looking for more ways to support people who have goals and dreams.
Much love, support, and positive vibes to my fellow dreamers,