Mandi started dancing at the age of five, and has danced under the instruction of Maria Fry, Michelle Parisi, Tatiana Akinfieva-Smith, (Vaganova instructor)Michele Xiques, Heather Johnson, Allison Crouse and Tanya Potts. She has been a member of A Dance Class, Diamond Dance Company, First State Dance Academy, and Zwaanendael Dance Academy. She has had the privilege of dancing many parts in Diamond Dance Company's Nutcracker including one of the leading roles, Clara. She began teaching as an assistant at the age of thirteen, and was an instructor at the age of seventeen. Has taught Pre-Ballet for W.A.V.E home school group, and Beginner Ballet and Beginner Jazz for Nicole Dance Studio. She is looking forward to her fourth year with the students and staff at First State Academy of Dance.