Amanda Neilson graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in Dance and a Minor in Health Education. While there, she performed and traveled for four years with the International Folk Dance Ensemble and taught various undergraduate classes including Tap Dance, Folk Dance and Aerobic Dance. She received the Mary Bee Foundation Scholarship for excellence in Folk Dance. After graduating, Amanda continued to teach and share her love of International Folk Dancing at local community centers and through private lessons. Since moving to NY, she can often be found leading square dancing and line dancing for local Church youth groups, Elementary schools, Cub Scouts, and for private family events. She especially loves opportunities to share her passion for the cultures, traditions and dances found all over the world. She is currently involved as the CubMaster in her local Boy Scout troop, as well as the Girls Camp Director for the LDS Church in New Rochelle. Amanda lives in Mamaroneck, NY with her husband and four children.