April’s Student of the Month is Apprentice Company dancer Amanda Solis. Amanda is in the 8th grade at Dodson Middle School, and has been dancing at San Pedro Ballet School for ten years. She has performed in San Pedro City Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker as a Little Mouse, Little Solider, Angel, Party Scene Boy and Girl, a Big Solider, Chinese, and Snow.
San Pedro City Ballet: What is your favorite memory associated with SPCB?
Amanda Solis: One of my favorite memories associated with SPCB was the 2015 winter parade.
SPCB: How does dance affect other aspects of your life?
AS: Dance keeps me healthy and active. It also helps me by clearing my mind.
SPCB: Why do you like to dance?
AS: I like to dance because it allows me to express what I’m feeling.
SPCB: What is your favorite dance that you have been a part of?
AS: One of my favorite dances that I’ve been in is Dream, which was a modern piece that was choreographed by Randyn Spear. It was performed for the spring recital last year. I’m also loving the current modern piece about 9/11, which will be performed in our upcoming spring recital.
SPCB: What do you like to do in your spare time?
AS: I enjoy spending time with my family, hanging out with my friends, and reading.
Congratulations, Amanda on being chosen as Student of the Month!