Amanda Ling

Program Chair

Chair, Dance Program | Assistant Professor of Dance


Amanda Ling is a South Carolina dance artist and educator striving to create accessible movement experiences and artistic installations in the community. She is an Assistant Dance Professor and the Dance Program Chair at Columbia College. She is a collaborator within the Power Company Collaborative and currently serves on the SC Arts Commission Artist Services Committee. Her specialties lie within contemporary dance practice, improvisational methods, leadership, and feminism.

Amanda is inspired by the arts being a vehicle for positive social change. She curated the Columbia Dance & Improvisation Festival from 2014 to 2018 and still facilitates site-based art performances at Columbia College. She performed and collaborated on the Power Company's public art installation for the 2019 Prague Quadrennial Formations exhibition in the Czech Republic. Her movement research interweaves dance and ritual with imagery, improvisation, and experimental performance perspectives. Her current choreographic process investigates narratives that surround the spirit realm, liminal space, and divine feminine energy. Amanda received an MFA in Dance from Arizona State University and a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from Columbia College, SC.