Author Archives: Amy Brandt

About Amy Brandt

Amy Brandt is a dancer with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet.

A Prodigy Grows Up

Miko Fogarty doesn’t buckle under pressure. Competing at the Moscow International Ballet Competition, one of the most prestigious dance eventsMore »

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Dancing Balanchine

It’s a thrilling moment: My fellow corps members and I rise to our toes and begin hopping on pointe inMore »

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Pirouette Troubleshooting

Ah, pirouettes. They’re delicate little operations. Nothing beats the rush of finishing a set of solid multiples, but even theMore »

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Am I Ready for Pointe?

  Nothing compares to that magical moment when your teacher says you’re ready for your first pair of pointe shoes.More »

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Just Beat It

In Act II of Giselle, Albrecht does 32—32!—entrechats six in a row. His feet flutter like hummingbird wings as heMore »

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Learning to Fly

As The Nutcracker’s familiar “Waltz of the Flowers” theme swells to its exciting finale, Oregon Ballet Theatre’s Martina Chavez gathersMore »

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