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I enjoyed your comments about Amanda Edge. I always loved her corps and demi-soloist work at NYCB and was sorry to see her leave last year. I'm glad that she is still dancing - wouldn't it be great to see her do something on Broadway someday (is anyone out there ready to fund a revival of "On Your Toes"?) One of my favorites recollections of Amanda was watching her teach a ballet class for kids at the New York State Summer School of the Arts at Saratoga Springs (actually in one of the studios adjacent to the National Museum of Dance)one summer. She was an excellent teacher and later that evening performed a demi-soloist role in one of NYCB's ballets at SPAC and received a tremendous ovation from her students who were in the audience. One can only wonder why she was never promoted to soloist at NYCB. Perhaps because there is just such great wealth of young talent at that level (e.g. Hyltin, Krohn, Mearns, Peck, Reichlen, Scheller, Stafford) in the company right now that there was no room for her. Such is life. But I'm glad she stole the show at La Traviata.


Sadly, Amanda's dancing was the only bright spot in the TRAVIATA...along with her dancing colleagues.

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