Dasher's Magical Gift: Meet the dancers!
It's Dasher time at CNY Arts, and we are so excited to present "Dasher's Magical Gift" for the 4th year! This is an important holiday tradition to us and many families in New York that began in 1979 when "The Adventures of Rudolph" premiered. We love the magical memories that these shows have created and are proud that both of these shows are 100% a labor of talent and love from right here in Central New York!
In the weeks leading up to the show, we want to introduce you to some of Santa's helpers who are bringing this show to life this year!
Today, meet Amanda St. Amour and Tommiesha Hertik, two of Santa’s Reindeer! Amanda plays the one and only Dasher who needs to regain Christmas spirit with the help of Santa’s number one fan, Pepper who is played by Tommiesha.
Amanda and Tommiesha are both 17 years old. Amanda started dancing at 5 years of age when her mom signed her up for dance lessons and Tommiesha began at 3 remembering “the beautiful way a ballerina moved across the stage”.
Amanda enjoys playing Dasher because, “he learns how to think about others...not just himself”. Tommiesha admires Pepper’s strength, care, joy and love.
Someday, Amanda would like to see Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet and Sleeping Beauty while continuing to master the challenge of perfecting her technique. She welcomes any opportunity dance in any ballet. Tommiesha recognizes that being on pointe for long periods of time is a challenge but would love to both see and be in Giselle and Sleeping Beauty.
Come see Amanda and Tommiesha in this year’s Dasher’s Magical Gift. Click here for more details and ticket information.