Amanda-May Wilson is a professional dancer and aspiring choreographer based out of Toronto, Canada. Being a self-taught dancer in her early years, she had never taken a formal class until she was accepted into the Arts York program at Unionville High School. It was then that she decided to take dance more seriously, by joining several programs within her community. She joined her school’s extra-curricular dance company as well as the CharActors Theatre Troupe, performing in musicals such as Hairspray, Chicago, The Wiz and more. Most importantly, she simultaneously began training with DOAHL Dance Academy, an all hip hop dance school and entertainment troupe to further her training in urban styles and choreography, run by members of the original Do Dat Entertainment Company. She received intimate mentorship at DOAHL, fuelling her love for hip hop dance. In her senior year, she began training at The Pulse On Tour Convention, and shortly after, won the 1st place title of their famous Elite Protége scholarship, becoming one of 13 hand-picked assistants to tour for a year, training under Brian Friedman, Gil Duldulao, Tessandra Chavez and many more internationally recognized choreographers.
After graduating from high school, Amanda-May ventured to pursue a career in solely dance. She has worked on films such as Full Out (Family Channel/Netflix) and Heartbeats (Myriad Pictures/Das Films), set to be released in theatres this year, television shows such as, Nickelodeon’s Make It Pop and Family Channel’s The Next Step and has shared the stage with artists such as Deborah Cox and Janet Jackson. At 22 years old, she has had the privilege of working under and alongside Canadian choreographers such as Tamina Pollack-Paris, Shavar Blackwood, Leon Blackwood, Mark Samuels, and Scott Fordham, as well as multiple international choreographers including Rhapsody James, Tucker Barkley, and Tricia Miranda, to name a few. This past summer, she worked on a new Disney Channel Original , choreographed by Christopher Scott (Step Up), set to air in 2018.
In such a short space of time, Amanda-May has been blessed to have worked with and learned from so many leaders in the global dance community and industry. She is looking forward to continued growth in her craft and what looks like a very promising career in dance.