Amanda Schull

Amanda Schull


8/26/1978, Honolulu, Hawaii

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Amanda Schull



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Amanda Schull was born and raised in Hawaii where she studied ballet with John Landovsky of the Hawaiian State Ballet. As a youth, she acted in various theatrical productions, including A Little Night Music, Evita, Gypsy and Into the Woods. Schull has performed with Ballet Hawaii in The…more


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    • (about Amanda)
      John Landovsky: She was a little rebel, a real tomboy. She even faked injuries until he caught on to her tactics. She was always cutting corners and really knew how to finagle things around.

    • Amanda: I've dealt with plenty of competitiveness and jealousy in the past. School was more competitive than the (San Francisco Ballet) company. Once you are in a company, every one is working toward the same goal. We are all in the same boat.

    • (about the post "Centerstage" attention)
      Amanda: Some people tell me the movie got them interested in dance.

    • (about the Indiana University)
      Amanda: They have wonderful teachers, guest dancers and choreographers.

    • (about her daily massage)
      Amanda: We are pounding our bodies everyday, but the company really takes care of us.

    • Amanda: I'm not bitter and jaded yet. For now, I'm happy and satisfied.

    • (talking about ballet)
      Amanda: It's tough. You wake up in the morning and have to get to work early to stretch and...take class and rehearse and then we perform, and sometimes I don't get home until 11:30 or 12 at night and then I have to ice, I have to sew my shoes, I have to take a hot bath. I have to do all of that, and then you wake up in what seems like way too few hours later and start all over again.

    • Amanda: We have fun. Sometimes too much fun. We get the giggles and have to stop.

    • Amanda: I really love San Francisco, it's a beautiful city, but every time I step off a plane here I exhale, I relax.

    • Amanda: I panic when people recognize me in public. I'm uncomfortable with the whole thing. I don't know what they think I'm going to do.

    • Amanda: People have gotten parts that I wanted to do ... I just try to be supportive. I hope they will do the same when I have opportunities.

    • Amanda: I had never seen professional dancers up close and personal. I didn't know how much it could move me. After I returned, I was a different person.

    • Amanda: I'm happy dancing now, but it is really strenuous work. My body used to hurt and I would just tough it out.

    • Amanda: I hated ballet so much... both the attention-span thing and having to be disciplined. I would have been so mad at myself if I had not given ballet a chance.

    • (on being cast as Jody)
      Amanda: Last year was certainly a year of record for me. Not long after being offered a place in San Francisco Ballet, which had to be one of the most exciting moments in my life, I was offered a leading role in a movie. It was amazing. In my wildest dreams, I never thought I'd be starring in a movie.

  • Amanda Schull a very talented ballet dancer and an actress.

    Amanda Schull is an American professional ballet dancer and actress. She attended Punahou School, the oldest private school in Hawaii, and trained at Hawaii State Ballet under the instruction of John Landovsky. As shown in her biographies, she attributes her training to Ballet Hawaii as well. After years of training she was offered a full scholarship to Indiana University, due to ballet. During Schull's sophomore year at Indiana University (as a ballet and journalism major) she attended the San Francisco Ballet School Summer Intensive. Schull was cast in the starring role of Jody Sawyer in the 2000 movie Center Stage while still an apprentice with SFB. She subsequently joined SFB as a full-time member of its corps de ballet. http://amandaschull.commoreless