Dancing since the age of three, Amanda Tae attended New World School of the Arts High School in Downtown Miami. Continuing her education at Florida International University, Amanda obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sports Management. In 2002, she graduated Magna Cum Laude on the Dean’s List as a member of both the Honor’s College and Phi Kappa Phi. Utilizing her background in Sports Management, she opened Focal Point Dance Studios in 2005, Tae Talent Agency in 2007, and Mosaic Dance Project, a nonprofit professional dance company in 2015.
Wanting to share her passion for dance with others, she continued teaching and choreographing while also performing professionally locally, nationally, and internationally. She is a constant and welcome presence in the community schools as a guest artist setting work and educating. As a choreographer she has received praise and recognition for her fresh and artistic approach to dancing. Her work extends beyond the walls of Focal Point Dance Studios to music video sets and concert stages for many artists and companies in the commercial music industry. As a teacher, her students have been honored with titles, high scores and special awards both regionally and nationally. Many have continued dancing, working professionally, gracing the big screen, and becoming teachers themselves.
Amanda has performed and choreographed for a variety of shows, tours and films. She has worked with David Beckham, Pitbull, P. Diddy, Mase, Will Smith, Thalia, Enrique Iglesias, Lenny Kravitz, Paulina Rubio, Alejandro Sanz, David Bisbal, Christian Castro, and Method Man. Her clientele include Dodge, Mattel, Post Foods, MTV, Subway, Haig Club, Univision, Telemundo, Emilio Estefan’s Crescent Moon, EMI Records, BMI Records, Universal Records, Sony, and Nike. Some of her credits include the 3rd Annual Latin Grammy Awards, MTV VMA’s, Dodge Dart featuring Pitbull, Honey Bunches of Oats, Premio Lo Nuestro, Latin Billboards, Subway commercials, Barbie Mattel Summit Fashion Show, and the movies Sex Drive starring Seth Green and James Marsden, and Bachelor Party II with funny faces Harland Williams and Greg Pitts. In addition, she directed and co-choreographed the grand prize winning Dance Dub for Paramount Pictures’ Step Up 3D Dance Dub Contest, beating out the top studios The Edge in LA, Broadway Dance Center in NYC, and Studio 411 in Atlanta. Most recently, the talent she represents under Tae Talent Agency are all over both 2012 Movie Box Office Hits: Rock of Ages, Step Up 4 Revolution, and Ghost Busters!
Among all her honors and achievements, none are as significant as the creation of Focal Point Dance Studios, Tae Talent Agency, and Mosaic Dance Project. All three were created as a means to bridge the recreational, competitive, professional, and nonprofit dance industries. While hoping to continuously influence and be impelled by the dance world, she plans on utilizing her multiple outlets to enrich and challenge this art form.