Amanda Jane Long (instructor, counselor) is an actress and teaching artist in the Chicago area. Originally from Oregon, she has toured with the Oregon Children's Theatre and Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre. She has acted professionally and taught acting, movement, and voice to all ages since she graduated from Southern Oregon University in 2007. She will complete her master’s of fine arts degree in acting at NIU in May of 2013 and plans to pursue professional work in Chicago. She was an instructor at the NIU Theatre Arts Camps in 2012.