Amanda Gardner is a professional actor and teaching artist based in New York City. She grew up in Ohio where she performed with Columbus Children’s Theatre and also did commercials and print campaigns with Wendy’s, Limited Too, and others. Amanda graduated Magna Cum Laude from Syracuse University with a BFA in Acting. Her continued training post graduation has focused primarily in on-camera work, studying with John Beschizza (RADA), Heidi Marshall, and David Cady.
Film/TV credits include “Blue Bloods” (CBS), “School Spirits” (SyFy),”Working Out the Kinks” (Recently screened at the Hip Hop Film Festival in NYC) and “Collegetown”. Theater credits include Queen Elizabeth of Factory 15 (Samuel French OOB Fest), The Glory of Living (Revolve Productions), and The Hypochondriac (Black Box Players). As a teaching artist Amanda has worked with multiple age groups and populations. While at Syracuse University, Amanda taught with the group that would later become CO/LAB theater group. For the past four years Amanda has been working as a facilitator with Actionplay creating original productions alongside students with Autism and special needs. In addition, Amanda has worked with Broadway Bound Kids and Treasure Trunk Theatre teaching classes to pre-K and elementary aged students in acting, improv, dance, and Shakespeare.