Amanda Cobb began intensive ballet training at age 12 under Mary-Beth Cabana at Ballet Arts in Tucson, Arizona. Prior to ballet, she competed in gymnastics, winning numerous state championships on floor and beam routines, and went to the Junior Olympics in 1992. Summers were spent at the School of American Ballet, as well as workshop intensives in France with Alexandra Wells, Gus Giordano, and Frank Hatchett. At 15, she moved to New York on a special full scholarship to study and perform with Alvin Ailey.
Ms. Cobb continued her education at the University of Arizona, where she received her B.F.A. and danced professionally with Ballet Tucson. Upon graduating she joined as a principal dancer with Ohio Ballet, under Jeffrey Graham Hughes. Ms. Cobb debuted with American Ballet Theatre in 2001, under Kevin McKenzie, performing worldwide through 2007. In 2008, Ms.Cobb joined The Washington Ballet, under Septime Webre.
In addition to an impressive professional career, Ms. Cobb has taught ballet, GYROTONIC®, Pilates, gymnastics, and ice skating since 1998. She also teaches for ABT Gillespie School, ABT Master Classes, and for the ABT Summer program. She has guest taught for the University of Arizona.