Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION

Training basket

  • Print

AMANDA GREEN, 28

Principal dancer, Royal Winnipeg Ballet

Accomplishments: Green was just 10 years old when she moved to Winnipeg and officially made the grand jeté (big jump) into her ballet career. She and her older sister lived in the RWB residence, where they trained daily in dance. Now, 18 years later, Green is the RWB principal dancer, a result of her deep dedication to ballet and a warrior spirit. She left Winnipeg briefly to study at the Harid Conservatory in Florida, but returned in 2004 to become an apprentice with the RWB. With the status of principal, Green trains/practises/rehearses for up to eight hours a day. Her current role is a challenging and somewhat groundbreaking one, as she will be Offred in the RWB performance of the adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel, The Handmaid's Tale (choreography by Lila York), from Oct. 16-20 at the Winnipeg Concert Hall. Green doesn't have a favourite role yet, but has a dream one on the horizon. She will perform the role of Juliet in the RWB production Feb. 12-16, 2014, of Romeo and Juliet.

1. Favourite workout?

I really enjoy swimming and would categorize that as my favourite workout. I also love to bike! My fiancé and I bike to work every day -- until the harsh winter comes. My job as a dancer ensures that I have plenty of exercise throughout the day. As far as working out in the gym, sometimes I love to just lose myself in random music on the elliptical, but the best workouts are with my two favourite trainers, Richard and Lindsay!

 

2. Favourite workout song?

I am a sucker for '80s pop music, usually something upbeat that keeps me going at a good pace. But one of my favourite '80s artists is Sinead O'Connor.

 

3. Fitness tip?

110%, something I have kept with me since I was a very young age. When thoughts of giving up would enter my mind, my parents would always encourage me and tell me to give 110%!

 

4. What's in your fridge?

Our fridge is always bursting at the seams. Milk, cream (for coffee), yogurt, eggs and tons of fruit and vegetables, as well as leftovers, keep the fridge operating at max capacity. We have a separate fridge stocked full of refreshing beverages.

 

What's your guilty pleasure?

5. Livewires, a candy that my sweet tooth can not get enough of. I try to avoid buying them, as I have been known to eat the entire Costco-size box in one sitting!

ashley.prest@freepress.mb.ca

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition September 14, 2013 0

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Key of Bart: No Time Left for Stu

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • Marc Gallant/Winnipeg Free Press. Local/Standup- BABY BISON. Fort Whyte Centre's newest mother gently nudges her 50 pound, female bull calf awake. Calf born yesterday. 25 now in herd. Four more calfs are expected over the next four weeks. It is the bison's second calf. June 7, 2002.
  • JOE.BRYKSA@FREEPRESS.MB.CA Local-(Standup photo)- Humming Around- A female ruby -throated hummingbird fly's through the bee bomb  flowers Friday at the Assiniboine Park English Garden- Nectar from flowers are their main source of food. Hummingbirds wings can beat as fast as 75x times second. Better get a glimpse of them soon the birds fly far south for the winter - from Mexico to South America- JOE BRYKSA/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS- Sept 10, 2009

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Do you think the Jets' three pre-season losses in a row are a sign of things to come?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google