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Amanda Whiteley is a New York based director, producer and photographer.
She was born a multi-hyphenate and grew up in New Jersey where she attended the performing arts high school, Bergen County Academies. After that, she obtained a BA in Theatre from Middlebury College (Class of 2019) and continued conservatory training with RADA, MFI and NYU Stonestreet.
Post-grad, she began working as an actor, starring in several short films, commercials and plays. She was also supporting herself as a newborn photographer at Bella Baby Photography where she photographed babies and their families at Lenox Hill Hospital. Though she loved the work she was doing, she felt deep in her bones that it was time to carve her own path.
She founded her own theatre company, Spokehouse Productions, in July of 2021 after directing her first sold out, extended run of Romeo & Juliet at The House of the Redeemer on the Upper East Side. Since its founding she has also scaled full scale, site-specific productions of Hamlet, Color & Light and Stupid F**king Bird
Through her work at Spokehouse, she received two more job offers; one an opportunity to start her own Headshot Studio and the other to produce and direct commercials with production company, Epiq Media. In her headshot studio, she takes joy in empowering her subjects and thinking of every session as its own piece of theatre. With Epiq she has been so blessed to have access to so many oustanding opportunities. She has directed and produced commercials for the Tony Awards, The Intrepid Museum, Cider, Aveda, Elephant Drive and is currently in pre- production for a TV series featuring Tik Tok star, Johnathan Lower.
Lastly, Amanda cohosts a podcast, Coaching Shakespeare, with her lifelong mentor, Victoria Pero. The podcast is aimed at giving new actors tools for tackling classical texts so they can enjoy the benefits of the bard with less trepidation. On the pod, in studio and in her rehearsal space, Amanda leads with play and curiosity. She likes to sing, do yoga, run and dance at 80s themed bars because this allows her to lead her life with less trepidation.
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