Storyteller: amanda Estep
Estep started dancing at the age of 3. She loves dancing and choreographing. In addition to traditional dance performances she also enjoyed dance team in high school and at Missouri Western State University . Estep holds a Bachelor of General Studies from Missouri Western State University with minors in Theatre, Musical Theatre, Dance and Entrepreneurship.
She enjoys choreographing. In high school choreographed all of the high school musicals, and later shows for Robidoux Resident Theatre including Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast and Footloose, where she also received two Ruby awards. She has choreographed for Platte County Show Choir, Cameron Show Choir and Cameron Pom Squad.
She is generous and thinks of others. She is loyal to her friends and reaches out to organizations such as the Cystic Fibrosis Education/Awareness Days and events, the CF Great Strides Walks, Healthy Buddy program, Shoes for Orphan Souls, food pantry, soup kitchens, and Scouting for Food/Second Harvest Food Bank.
The same year she started dancing, she was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis.
This project tells her story.
A Note from the Director
Amanda is former dance student of mine. As the years progressed in her dance training, choreographing and performances, so did her disease. This special project tells her story, filled with memories of trips, being a Girl Scout, her close relationship with her mother, lots of laughter, dance, favorite foods, being goofy, joining a sorority, faith, the love of her life and her experience living with Cystic Fibrosis. Using dance, interviews, live music, community built art instillation, and video, this inspiring project presents and preserves a snapshot of her life.
Although the disease has progressed, it has impacted her ability to dance but not to inspire. Her loyalty and dedication to others through acts continue with her involvement in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. She chooses joy.
It is an honor to share her inspiring story with you.
For more information about Cystic Fibrosis, visit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation