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Amanda Whitworth

Plymouth State University
Senior Teaching Faculty
New Hampshire
Amanda Whitworth, MEd is a teaching artist with an MEd in Integrated Arts Education, and leads and consults on interdisciplinary projects in technology, design, wellness, business, and public education. She is the current New Hampshire Artist Laureate as confirmed by the Governor's Executive Council. Originally from metro Detroit, she has lived in central New Hampshire since 2006. As the Director of Dance at Plymouth State University, Amanda has integrated interdisciplinary thinking and collaborative performance into the curriculum and spearheaded networks of growth, service and advocacy across New England through innovative cross-sector partnerships.  Named one of NH Union Leader's “40 Under 40” in 2019, and awarded a Vermiel Medal from the Academy of Arts, Sciences and Letters in Paris France, Amanda assumes the alias of Lead with Arts, working as a performer of dance and physical theatre nationally and internationally.  www.leadwitharts.com

Amanda is a co-founder of Articine (501)(c)(3) that connects artists and medical professionals to create and implement collaborative wellness experiences for people across New England. Articine is committed to the practice of supporting healthy lifestyles for all populations through arts-based workshops, performances and initiatives between medical professionals and artists that support the growing field of lifestyle and narrative medicine. Using arts-based learning objectives and evidence-based medicine, Articine will impact the wellbeing of people through customized experiences and innovative care solutions. www.articine.org