IRATXE DE ARANTZIBIA/ DANCE FOR YOU
Glowing with pleasure and joy, Alicia Amatriain, 35, has finished an exceptional season of awards and recognition, in which she has been named as the ” Kammertänzerin” of the State Baden-Wüttemberg (the highest honour that can be bestowed on a dancer in Germany) and has been awarded with the Faust Award and Prix Benois de la Danse (being this last one regarded as the Oscar of the ballet).
Principal dancer of Stuttgart Ballet since 2002, her story started 1400 kilometers away from Stuttgart, in a small town called San Sebastián, in the North of Spain, when Alicia’s mother signed her up to ballet classes at the age of four. A star was born. “There is no specific reason why it was ballet: it could have been judo, English or anything else”, admits.
It is said by the critics that versatility is one of her best skills. She admits having fun with the change of roles, although she enjoys the dramatic parts best. In this interview given to DANCE FOR YOU MAGAZINE, Alicia Amatriain gives a review of her lastest succes and her overwhelming career in the Stuttgart Ballet.
P.S.: I feel really very proud of my first interview absolutely made and written in English. What’s a surprise seeing my interview to my lovely friend Alicia Amatriain as a cover of current issue of DANCE FOR YOU. It’s been a big challenge for me but now I feel happy. Danke schön to DANCE FOR YOU magazine for trust in me; thank you, Alicia, for being such an incredible ballerina and better person 😀