In Memoriam: Amanda Kinzer, 1972-2017

Amanda KinzerAmanda Kinzer, the director of the dance program and an associate professor in the department of communication in theatre arts at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, died on March 9. She was 44 years old.

Kinzer joined the faculty at the university in 2001. Earlier she taught at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Elon University in North Carolina.

Kinzer’s early training included study at the National Ballet of Canada, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the North Carolina School of the Arts, the Chicago City Ballet, The Hungarian Institute of Ballet, and the Virginia School of the Arts. She held a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master of fine arts degree in dance performance and choreography from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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  1. Larissa Moretz says:

    Amanda was my mother… I loved her very much. I was only ten when she passed, and I remember it like it was yesterday. Would you please mention her family somewhere in here? Her son, Kian Moretz, and her husband, Jonathan Moretz? Thank you…

  2. Kendal McDevitt says:

    Dear Larissa,
    I danced with your mom in college, was her roommate our senior year at UNC, and introduced your parents to each other. I loved your mother very much – and continue to feel the loss of her bright light in this world. I met you only once when you were very young when your parents came for a visit in Boone, NC. I have pictures of your mom from our college days if you ever want copies. Sending you and your family love, Kendal McDevitt

    • Lara says:

      Dear Ms. McDevitt,
      That is wonderful to hear. If you get the chance, I’d love to see those pictures! Thank you very much.

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