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Amanda Lewis is a native of Akron, Ohio and trained at Natalya’s Turning Pointe until the age of 15. Lewis continued her training with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre under the direction of Marjorie Grundvig, Dennis Marshal, and Janet Popeleski. As a student there, she performed soloist and corps roles in Paquita, Napoli, The Nutcracker and Serenade. She also attended several summer intensives, including those at American Ballet Theatre, School of American Ballet, and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.
In the fall of 2020, Lewis joined the Rolando Yanes Pre-Professional Program at Milwaukee Ballet under Tatiana Jouravel-Malinkine. She joined Milwaukee Ballet II in 2021, during which time she performed in several Michael Pink productions including Beauty and the Beast, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, and Hunchback of Notre Dame. She was promoted to the Company in 2023.