Amanda Jackson

Assistant Professor of Instruction
Artistic Director of Maverick Dance Company
Dance Area Head

Phone: (817) 272-2650
Office: Fine Arts Building North 180 & Swift Center 126A

MFA in Dance, Texas Woman’s University

Amanda Jackson is the Dance Area Head and Artistic Director of Maverick Dance Company at UTA. As a Co-Director of Big Rig Dance Collective, she was awarded a 2016 microgrant by the Greater Denton Arts Council for community-based dance project, You Are Not My Enemy. Amanda serves on the Coordinating Committee for Texas Dance Improvisation Festival and the Board of Directors for Texas Dance Festival Alliance. Her choreography was recently commissioned for the 2018 Oklahoma Contemporary Dance Festival. Amanda collaborated with pianist, Jeff Lankov for the 2016 Out of the Loop Fringe Festival, where TheaterJones and Dallas Morning News reviewed her work as witty, striking, and powerful. In 2011, Amanda presented a gender-bending duet at Harvard University’s Conference, Educational Bodies: The Performance of Gender and Sexuality, and in 2015, her choreography was voted “Best in Fest” at {254} Dance-Fest. Amanda has performed extensively in local venues and nationally with artists Rebecca Bryant (CA), Mark Dendy (NC), Sarah Gamblin (OK), Jane Hawley (IA), and CholoRock Dance Collective at The Kennedy Center. Her teaching credits include master classes and residencies at University of North Texas, Baylor University, Collin College, Luther College, Northwest Vista College, and Flatlands DanceTheatre. Amanda holds an M.F.A. in Dance from Texas Woman’s University, where she earned the Excellence in Performance Scholarship Award and Pauline Bishop Leman Memorial Award & Scholarship for her outstanding artistic contributions.

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