Originally from Omaha, NE, Amanda Pintore is a teaching artist and director focusing on Theatre and Dance for the Very Young, arts integration, and facilitating theatre-making with young people. She has an MFA in Theatre for Youth from Arizona State University. She served as a lead teaching artist, director, and performer for Kerfuffle, Arizona’s first theatre company devoted to creating performances with and for 2-5 year olds. She was also a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Semi-Finalist in 2016 and 2017, pursuing Theatre and Dance for the Very Young in Sweden. She received a Doyle Special Recognition Award from the American Alliance for Theatre and Education in 2016 for her artistic work in the field of Theatre for Young Audiences. She is also the current Resident Artist for International Performing Arts for Youth. Most recently, she developed wonderwander, a dance performance for 2-5 year olds, at the Tempe Public Library in Tempe, AZ.