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Amanda Kosack
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Amanda Kosack received a B.S. in Dance Management from the Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Arts Management at Oklahoma City University.  She is a trained dancer in ballet, tap, jazz, theatre dance, lyrical, and hip-hop.  As a member of the American Spirit Dance Company, directed by Jo Rowan, Amanda served as a line captain and performed in the company's annual spring show and holiday show, Home For the Holidays, for three years.  In addition, she also performed with American Spirit at several off-campus events including the Head of the Oklahoma Regatta and the company's domestic tour to Branson, Missouri in the spring of 2009.  Amanda was also a member of the Oklahoma City University Pep Dancers and performed at all home basketball games and several other events throughout the Oklahoma City community.

During her time at OCU, Amanda also focused a great deal on technical theater and stage management.  She was given the opportunity to assistant stage manage several of the American Spirit Dance Company's performances, including the 2008 Spring Show and Domestic Tour.  One of her most exciting experiences was working backstage at the Ford Center in downtown Oklahoma City as the ASM for American Spirit's performance at the Oklahoma Centennial Spectacular, a televised concert celebrating the state's centennial that featured several local artists including Toby Keith, Carrie Underwood, and Reba McEntire.

In the Fall of 2008, Amanda was selected to be the Stage Manager for "Dancing With the Stars," the annual student choreography show at Oklahoma City University, and was responsible for coordinating 21 choreographers, a company of 155 dancers, and a crew of over 40 students.  

Amanda continued to build her stage management credits working as an Assistant Stage Manager for Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's 2009 Summer Season at the Civic Center, where she was responsible for running rehearsals, coordinating props and costumes, and overseeing the crew backstage.  Over the course of 12 weeks, she worked with directors, choreographers, and performers from all over the country on 5 productions: Disney's High School Musical 2, The Music Man, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Producers, and Little Shop of Horrors.  In October of 2009, she returned to Lyric Theatre to serve as the Props Designer and a followspot operator for their production of Sweeney Todd.