Joined KCB in 2014
Amanda DeVenuta is from New York. At the age of 13, she trained with Fabrice Herrault of Paris Opera Ballet in New York City for two years. She then made the move to Boston Ballet’s pre-professional program under the direction of Margaret Tracey for three years until she became a trainee in 2012. She performed in the company’s season as Snow & Flower Corps in Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker, Mazurka in Petipa’s Sleeping Beauty, 4th movement corps in Symphony In C, the Cello in Jerome Robbins Fanfare, and Swanhilda’s friends in Balanchine’s Coppelia. She then was sent on exchange for the summer to National Ballet of Canada, and the following summer to represent Boston Ballet at the Banff Performing Arts Center. She went to other summer programs including the American Academy of Ballet, Fabrice Herrault at Alvin Ailey, American Ballet Theatre, and Boston Ballet. Ms. DeVenuta spent a year as an apprentice with Minnesota Dance Theatre where she performed the role of snow queen in Loyce Houlton’s Nutcracker Fantasy along with other new works during the season. With Kansas City Ballet, she has performed roles in Cacti, Petite Mort, Rite of Spring, Diving Into The Lilacs, The Three Musketeers, Alice (in wonderland), Giselle, Wunderland, The Four Temperaments, Interplay, Theme and Variations, Diamonds, The Uneven, Play, and Romeo & Juliet. She has been featured as Cinderella in Devon Carney’s Cinderella, Odette/Odile in Devon Carney’s Swan Lake, Tinkerbell in Devon Carney’s Peter Pan, Sugar Plum Fairy in Devon Carney’s The Nutcracker, Olympe in Val Caniparoli’s Lady of the Camellias, Bomb Squad Ballerina in Twyla Tharp’s In The Upper Room, Mrs. Summers in Val Caniparoli’s The Lottery, Song Fairy, Pas de Trois and the White Cat in Devon Carney’s The Sleeping Beauty and Dorothy in the KC Ballet world premiere of Septime Webre’s The Wizard of Oz. In 2017, Ms. DeVenuta was named one of Dance Magazine’s Top 25 Dancers to Watch.