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Amanda Green

Principal

Born in Tofield, Alberta, Amanda Green trained with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Professional Division and the Harid Conservatory in Florida before becoming an Apprentice with the RWB in 2004. She quickly moved up the ranks in the Company being promoted to Principal dancer in 2012.

Her repertoire includes numerous Principal roles including Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, Princess Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, La Goulue in Moulin Rouge® – The Ballet, and Fairy Godmother in Val Caniparoli’s A Cinderella Story. She was selected by Twlya Tharp to perform the role of Irene in The Princess & The Goblin and in Mark Godden’s The Magic Flute. Green performed the role of a Glamazon, a role that she took to the big screen for the 2006 film version of the ballet titled The Tale of the Magic Flute.

Green has also had numerous roles created for her in Mauricio Wainrot’s Carmen and The Passion, as well as the lead role of Trilby in Mark Godden’s Svengali. She has been part of Q Dance for the past three seasons and in fall 2009, she was selected by acclaimed choreographer Peter Quanz to perform a new piece called In Tandem at the prestigious Guggenheim Museum in New York City.

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“Principal dancer Amanda Green ... shone as leading character Clara, exuding poise and regal authority so right for this role. Her exquisite port de bras and strong musicality were given full rein during her climactic pas de deux, including soaring lifts performed with Liang Xing's Nutcracker Prince that became its own poetry in motion.” Holly Harris, Winnipeg Free Press, December 2013
“… Amanda Green sparkle(s) in Luminous.” Holly Harris, Winnipeg Free Press, 2012
“The role (of Trilby) is danced by Amanda Green and she is sensational. If I were the RWB, I'd insure her legs for a million dollars.” Robert Enright, CBC, October 2011
“Soloist Amanda Green brought her ever-regal presence to the stage as Trilby, oozing sexual energy while also embodying her character’s emotional vulnerability.” Holly Harris Uptown Magazine, 2011
“Green’s Trilby, however, is a triumph, transforming from the alluring, sensual  streetwalker early on into polished, Giselle-tutu’d perfection.” Janet Smith
“The character who comes the closest to embodying the confident, somewhat snotty cabaret girl is La Goule, played by Amanda Green. Her strong dancing is a testament to how much the patrons at the Moulin Rouge desire her.” Star Phoenix, 2009
“In the tango scene, yes, there is sultry allure in all those dips and flashes of leg, with Amanda Green a standout.” Winnipeg Free Press, 2009

Photo: Réjean Brandt Photography

 

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