MANDIE EVANS, born in Portland, Oregon, is the Rehearsal Director of Forward The Movement. Mandie received her Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in 2017. While at UNLV, Mandie had the privilege of performing and presenting choreographic work internationally in South Korea, Turks and Caicos, and Kiel, Germany. Upon graduation, Mandie made the big move to the “Windy City,” where she continues to pursue her passion of moving and creating. She has since had the privilege of setting new work on Inaside Dance Chicago, and also presenting at local Chicago area Dance Festivals. Along with serving as the Rehearsal Director of Forward, Mandie is a certified Pilates Instructor at Amplified Pilates Center. She also shares her joy of teaching the future of dance at Gus Giordano Dance School. Forward the Movement, has truly made all of Mandie’s dreams come true. Becoming a part of something that has left not only a lasting impact on her own life, but in the lives of young dancers in the Chicagoland area. Mandie truly believes that Forward has the power to not only move the audience members, but to touch the lives of those beyond the stage.