Amar Dhaliwal comes from Sherwood Park, Alberta,
where he began his training as a dancer. He started his professional ballet
training at age 18 in the RWB School Professional Division and upon graduation
became an apprentice with the Company. Dhaliwal became a member of the corps de
ballet in 2005 debuting in Nutcracker and was promoted to second soloist
for the 2008/09 season.
Since joining the RWB he has performed in various ballets including Mauricio Wainrot’s Carmina Burana, Val Caniparoli’s A Cinderella Story, Nutcracker, Agnes de Mille's Rodeo, Swan Lake, Itzik Galili’s Hikarizatto, Toer van Schayk's Seventh Symphony and Mark Godden’s As Above, So Below. HIs favourite roles include Jonathan Harker in Mark Godden’s Dracula and Puss ‘n Boots in The Sleeping Beauty. Most recently, he danced the role of Zidler in Moulin Rouge – The Ballet® and the Mad Hatter in Wonderland.
“Amar Dhaliwal as the Mad Hatter danced with intensity ...” - Review Vancouver, 2011
"Amar Dhaliwal delivered a commanding performance as Zidler — the sleazy, owner of the [Moulin Rouge]. The rehearsal scene he leads in the dark, seedy after-hours when Nathalie is first introduced to the territorial Diamond Dog dancers is authoritative and powerful."
- Edmonton Journal, 2010
“There's too much impressive ensemble work to mention, but kudos to the delicate bridesmaids and to Amar Dhaliwal and Zhen Guo Chen for their athletic antics during the street celebration.”
- Winnipeg Free Press, 2009
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