Amanda is an independent movement artist and dance educator based out of Nova Scotia. She received her training from the School of Toronto Dance Theatre and The Maritime
Conservatory of Performing Arts Teacher Training Program in Halifax. She has performed works by Serge Bennathan, Anna Blewchamp, Sharon B. Moore, Valerie Calam, Allison Cummings, Christopher House, Jean-Pierre Perreault, Gerry Trentham, and William Yong.
Upon graduation of STDT in 2012, LaRusic performed with Peggy Baker Dance Projects in Night Garden and danced Christopher House’s Fjeld for Older and Reckless under direction of Claudia Moore. Independently, she has done performances by Kathleen Doherty, Marcia Dysart, Sasha French, Nicola Henry, Ruth Levin, Nikolaos Markakis, Megan Nadain, Lauren Runions and Darryl Tracy.
In 2015 she had the privilege of joining Dancetheatre David Earle in its final season, performing the iconic Sacra Conversazione. Most recently, LaRusic has had the pleasure of dancing with Connection Dance Works in St. John NB and Votive Dance in Halifax NS.
Currently, Amanda works as a dance educator at Cobequid Dance Academy and The Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts. She has taught at various schools and programs in Toronto, Halifax and across Nova Scotia. As well as exploring her own choreographic endeavours, you’ll find her creating art and practising many different kinds of physical disciplines.