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STAGES

Amber has danced through life. Literally.

Amber took her first dance class at age three—she was the most committed “leaf in the wind” at the Takoma Park, MD dance studio—and moved to New York City after college to pursue her Broadway dreams. Within months, she booked her first role in a play, Diss Diss and Diss Dat, and joined Actors’ Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA.

Today, Amber has Broadway, off-Broadway, television, and film credits. She was an original company member of Broadway’s Legally Blonde: The Musical and performed on MTVNBC’s The TODAY ShowABC’s The View, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the original cast album, and its first national tour.

Beyond Broadway, Amber’s credits include Wes Craven’s My Soul to TakeNetflix’s The PoliticianHBO’s Show Me a HeroNBC’s The Mysteries of LauraInvestigation Discovery’s MomstersWorking Out the KinksThe Best Little Whorehouse in TexasThey’re Playing Our SongNothing Like a DameThe SevenDamn YankeesABK for Life, and Dreamgirls. She also performed during the ceremonies of the centennial Olympic Games, with Soweto Street Beat and the African Cultural Dance Company of Atlanta, and at Carnegie Hall with The New York Pops.

Amber enjoys sharing her love of dance with others. She taught musical theater and hip hop dance for the National Black Arts Festival and The School at Steps on Broadway. Her dance-based, group fitness classes at CRUNCH Fitness, including Gospel Aerobics and Street Stomp, were featured by NBC’s Your Total Health with Hoda Kotb, MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Blind Date, Reader’s Digest, fitness, and SELF.
 
Amber received her performance training through Harmony: Atlanta’s International Youth Chorus (voice), North Atlanta High School for the Performing Arts (dance), Broadway Theatre Project (musical theatre), Vernon Kimbrough (piano), Vernal Richardson (violin), The School at Jacob’s Pillow (dance), Howard University Bisonettes (dance), Steps on Broadway (dance, scholarship program), The William Esper Studio (acting), and Paul Lincoln (voice). 
 

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STRATEGY

Amber translates complex ideas into accessible and appealing communications.

Amber leverages storytelling to develop reputation-building communications strategies and has extensive experience in content development, creative direction, and media relations. She has a knack for crafting annual reports, helming website overhauls, and producing short films for fundraisers.

Today, she is executive director of strategic communications for the Data Science Institute at Columbia University (check out that website overhaul!). She previously served as a director of communications in the State University of New York system, public relations specialist for Rutgers Universitybeauty and accessories editor of UPTOWN, and content producer for syndicated advice columnist Harriette Cole.

Amber grew up entering essay contests (for fun!) and graduated from Howard University with a B.A. in journalism summa cum laude with a 4.0 cumulative GPA (#nerdlife). Her undergraduate studies were augmented by experiences as Lionel C. Chapman Fellow for ABC News Nightline and Patricia Roberts Harris Public Affairs Fellow in the office of Congressman John Lewis.

She completed her M.A. in communication at the University of Pennsylvania and enhanced her global perspective through studies at l’Association Sénégalaise pour le Bien-être Familiall’Université des Antilles et de la Guyane, and Lingnan University.

CLIENT MEDIA PLACEMENTS

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CLIENT MEDIA PLACEMENTS

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SPEECHES

Amber shares her experiences and fosters a supportive and motivating environment.

Whether she’s hosting an event, delivering a keynote address, or facilitating a storytelling, leadership development, etiquette, performing arts, or fitness workshop, Amber‘s presence will assure that the audience and participants feel respected and inspired. She has stepped to the mic for: