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Amada Anderson
Director of Special Events

Amada Anderson is excited about returning to Planet!

Her experience with special events began when she joined the festival in 2008 originally as web assistant and then stepped up to run special events and marketing. In 2012 she stepped away to launch her career as a full-time business owner of Manada.Biz Entertainment, LLC and tour guide of New York Broadway Tours, a musical theater walking tour company.

She has her Bachelor’s in Music and Theatre from the University of Miami and is an award-winning musical theatre actress, philanthropist, and entrepreneur.

She has danced in various parades throughout New York, including: The NYC Dance Parade (led the Parade in 2013), the NYC Gay Pride Parade, Jersey Pride Fest, the Coney Island Mermaid Parade and the Village Halloween Parade. And made TV appearances for various lifetime experiences on: NBC’s Today Show, CNN Money, Univision’s Despierta America, WHTV’s What’s Happening NYC?, NYC Media’s Under The Pink Carpet, QPTV’s Sing, Sing, Sing! and The Sound Box, VH1’s You Oughta Know featuring Artist Gin Wigmore, CUNY-TV’s Study With The Best and even NY1. 

She has been featured in online media, such as: CrowdFundingGuide.comHumans of New YorkNYC Tourist, etc.; as well as magazines and newspapers, including Zombie Magazine, the ExaminerTime Out New YorkVillage Voice, and Simple Magazine and even holds a Planet Connections Festivity acting award for “Outstanding Supporting Actress” for the role of Darcie in Andrew Rothkin’s Off-Broadway play Danny.

She is an active volunteer & chair of Public Relations for The Guides Association of NYC and married to the most amazing man on the planet Damon Sugameli.

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