Amada was born in a small town in Indiana but always knew she was meant for the New York stage!
Her family moved to Florida where she joined chorus in 1995 and her dreams of performing professionally came true. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat”, came through West Palm Beach looking for show choirs to perform with their national touring company at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts featuring Sam Harris.
She continued her dreams of performing by joining both the drama and choir programs at Palm Beach Lakes High School. She won at district competitions, performed in All-State choir programs, and her senior year was nominated for pathfinder awards. She was selected as Chorus Member of the year and Thespian of The year. She was featured in The Kravis Center’s monthly magazine called Ovations after having hosted and performed in their Teen Cabaret program.
She continued to study musical theatre at Palm Beach Community College letting her showcase her talent in the Theatre departments productions as well as the select Jazz show choir called Troubadours. She was nominated for Irene Ryan Scholarships for her role as Domina in “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” & her ensemble role in a student written production called “Colorblind”. Her training in jazz vocal ensemble allowed her to travel to New York & Los Angeles for the annual International Association of Jazz Educators Conference. She also did shows with The Lake Worth Playhouse where she was cast in “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” which performed at The Lake Worth Playhouse & The Minack Theatre in Cornwall England.
Amada then decided to get her B.A. in Music and Theatre from the University Of Miami where she met amazing artists such as Marvin Hamlisch, Ray Liotta, Caroline Kava (directed by), Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, Jason Robert Brown, Michael McElroy, and more!
Finally in February of 2008 she made the big move to the Big Apple/NYC and immediately began working with many different non-profit theatre organizations. This led her to work as the special events director & marketing team for a theatre festival called Planet Connections which is New York’s premier eco-friendly theatre festivity. She made her Off Broadway debut at The Bleecker Street Theatre where she was also nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a play for her role as Darcie in “Danny” which was a part of Planet Connections 2010 Festivity. She also sings frequently and has been seen on QPTV’s “Sing, Sing, Sing!”
She became a tour guide for Ghosts Of New York where she has been featured on VH1’s “You Oughta Know” & CUNY-TV’s “Study With The Best”. Visit her business website to see the videos.
In 2012, she was inspired to create her own tour company called New York Broadway Tours so that she could finally share her love of musical theatre with the world.