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Amanda Hancox is a graduate of the Arts Educational School in England. She began her dance career as a member of Les Feux Follets touring Canada, the United States, Europe and the Middle East. Amanda has worked extensively as a dancer and an actress in theatre, film and television. Selected credits include the role of Belinda in Johnny Belinda for the Charlottetown Festival and Norman Campbell’s CBC production, Amanda in Private Lives opposite John Neville, Diary of a Scoundrel opposite Tony Randall, and Hannah in The Night of the Iguana and Olivia in Twelfth Night for the Neptune Theatre. She is a member of both ACTRA and the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association. Amanda joined the DTRC in 2002 as Director of Administration, a position she held until her appointment as Executive Director in January 2006.
Throughout her tenure at the DTRC, Amanda has contributed her expertise to a number of major international and national conferences. Additionally she acts as a consultant and presents workshops on career transition within and outside the arts community. She is an Executive member of International Organization for the Transition of Professional Dancers (IOTPD), and a Board member of the Dance Media Group, and the International Network for Cultural Diversity. As well, Amanda represents the DTRC on the Steering Committee of the Senior Artists’ Research Project.
"Having been through several transitions myself I understand the conflicting emotions one deals with when facing change. Working at the DTRC has shown me that transition is an energizing time, full of new opportunities - not an end but an evolution."