Amanda de la Guardia
Amanda has been the Resident Photographer of Spartan Theatre Company since 2012. Her love of theatre started at an early age. She spent nearly every Saturday of her youth with the Musical MIracles youth-performance troupe of the Actor's Playhouse. It was there where she discovered the joy of teaching, aiding in directing and choreographing material for the Miracles by the age of 14. In 2002, she was accepted into the prestigious performing arts high school, New World School of the Arts for Musical Theatre.
After graduation from high school, Amanda made her way to Chicago to begin her college years at Roosevelt University's Chicago College of Performing Arts. Amanda began to explore photography during her time at CCPA and found yet another passion. She began taking headshots for friends and classmates and production photos for the Theatre Conservatory. In 2010, Amanda graduated from CCPA with her BFA in Musical Theatre.
Amanda fell head-over-heels in love with Chicago during her time in college and has decided to stick around! Amanda continues to perform, teach and photograph all the fabulous people, places and things Chicago has to offer.