Amanda Eve Carrick is originally from Southfield, Michigan, trained in the Cecchetti method of ballet and Horton, Dunham, and Graham techniques of modern dance. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma School of Dance in 2016 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a minor in Nonprofit Management. While at University, she was honored to tour Eisenstadt, Austria and perform at the "Haydentage" Festival in 2014.
Following graduation, Amanda Eve danced with the Louisville Ballet for their 2016, 2017 and 2018 seasons. She performed works by notable choreographers George Balanchine, Val Caniparoli, Lucas Jervies, Adam Hougland, and Stephen Baynes.
She then joined the Fort Wayne Ballet from 2018 to 2022. She was honored to represent the Fort Wayne Ballet on tour to Taizhou, China, with Sister Cities International in 2018 and perform the first principal role in Fort Wayne Ballet's production of Cinderella in 2019. She has since performed works by notable choreographers Robert Joffrey, Gerald Arpino, Edward Stierle, David Ingram, and Cynthia Pratt.
Amanda Eve is excited to begin her first season with Ballet Pensacola for the 2022-2023 season.
“Dancing is a very spiritual practice. I feel the most connected to myself and to those around me when I am performing. It is what I turn to express my greatest joys and greatest sorrows. It has taught me how to keep the larger picture in mind but also focus on details within it. It has shown me how much strength and perseverance I have within myself.”
Place of Birth: Southfield, Michigan USA
One Word to Describe Why I Dance: "Connection"
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Role Danced: Giselle
Dream Role: Juliet from Romeo & Juliet or Aurora from The Sleeping Beauty or dancing in anything by Jerome Robbins!
Favorite Choreographer: Jerome Robbins
Favorite Traditional Ballet: Giselle
Favorite Cuisine / Dish: Spaghetti
Favorite Hobby: I love to read books and play board games.
Fun Fact About Me: I have visited 6 foreign countries so far and have lived in 4 different states (Florida will be my 5th!). I look forward to future travels!
What Would You Like the Audience/Community to Gain from Your Performances: To see the beauty in humanity and not only the joyful expression of the dance but the amazing athleticism of the dancers.