Amanda Hickey from Hanover Park, Illinois is beginning her first year as a main company member, and her fourth year with GDC. Amanda began her dance training at the Fauborg School of Ballet and graduated with honors from Butler University. She spent four years dancing with Nomi Dance Academy, and she has danced principal roles in the Schaumburg Dance Ensemble’s annual Nutcracker performances. Amanda has had the opportunity to choreograph pieces for Nomi Dance Academy, the Ballet Theatre of Indiana, and The Ballet INitiative.