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Amanda Paterson


Biography

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Amanda Paterson is the Artistic Director of Oakville School of Classical Ballet / Oakville Ballet, and Associate and Fellow of ABT National Training Curriculum.  She received her early training at the Oakville School of Dance prior to attending Canada’s National Ballet School. A graduate of Canada’s National Ballet School’s full-time Professional Training Programme, she studied with esteemed teachers such as Eric Bruhn, Betty Oliphant, Glenn Gilmour, Lyn Wallis, Daniel Sellier, and Carole Chadwick. She has performed with the National Ballet of Canada, Ballet Nacional de Cuba, and the Elizabeth Paterson Dance Company.

As Artistic Director of Oakville School of Classical Ballet, she has prepared students for international ballet competitions, including Royal Academy of Dance Solo Seal Examination, the International Genée Competition, and Youth America Grand Prix. Students from Oakville School of Classical Ballet’s Professional Programme have gone on to secure positions with major dance companies in Europe, USA, and Canada.

As Artistic Director of Oakville Ballet, she has directed over 80 productions at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, including a full-length Nutcracker for the past 20 years.

Presently, Ms. Paterson combines examining in Canada and the United States for American Ballet Theatre – NTC, teaching Master Classes world-wide, alongside her current position with Oakville Ballet, mentoring young dancers wishing to pursue careers in dance.

Ms. Paterson successfully completed the ABT Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 7 and Partnering of the ABT National Training Curriculum.  In 2013, she was appointed to the prestigious Board of Examiners ABT NTC.