News / Winnipeg

RWB cover girl enjoys 'Peg arts scene

Royal Winnipeg Ballet soloist Amanda Green is fluttering across the season brochure as this year’s cover girl.

Green began her career in dance at RWB School Professional Division at the age of 10. She officially joined the company in 2004 as an apprentice and is now a first soloist.

Metro Winnipeg asked her a few more questions about her career as a dancer.

Q: Obvious question: What’s your favourite ballet to dance?

A: In most recent years, I would say Swan Lake.

Q: What would you be if you weren’t a dancer?

A: I do like to knit and my Mom is a knitter. In that aspect I think maybe fashion design.

Q: What is your favourite part about living in Winnipeg?

A: The arts scene. I love downtown, Osborne and the Exchange area. We have really cute areas of the city that I really enjoy.

Q: What do you eat before a night on stage?

A: I usually like to keep it a little bit lighter because it is pretty awful dancing on a full stomach. Usually good protein, good carbs and a vegetable in there.

Q: Winnipeg Metis designer Andréanne Dandeneau made your dress for the cover shoot.  How does it feel to be a Covergirl with an exclusive outfit?

A: It’s pretty amazing to have been part of this entire process of creating and designing. Having something being made for me is pretty incredible

More on