Amancay graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Psychology and Dance in 2015 from Haverford College. She started learning aerial arts in college, and completed training at the Aloft Circus Arts Full Time Training Program in 2016. This included a wide range of disciplines, including partner acrobatics, juggling, aerial arts, and act creation. She went on to train in circus instruction at Aloft and NECCA. Amancay's main disciplines are Lyra and Aerial Sling, although she teaches a variety of aerial and ground skills for adults and children of all ages. Amancay teaches at several Chicago-based circus schools, and also works in dance and circus administration. She can be seen performing with her contemporary circus company, Yes Ma'am Circus.