Interview: Model/Dancer Elisa Amendola (Italy)
Can you tell us a little about you?
My name is Elisa Amendola, i am an Italian professional dance and model based in Rome. I started studying ballet when I was 4 years old in a small ballet school in Rome. At the of age 14, I moved from Italy to Russia to begin my studies at the Perm BalletCollege, where I graduated in 2018. Thanks to different international summer intensive courses I got the chance to study with international teachers from important European ballet school, such as: RoyalBallet School, Palucca hochschule fur tanz, English national ballet, ect. After my graduation I came back to Rome and i started my university degree in linguistic and cultural mediation, so that I could continue studying Russian language. I joined the roman company Astra Roma Ballet in 2019, directed by Diana Ferrara.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
I think that our character is one of the most difficult things to deal with. When I was a student I was a real perfectionist, I used to criticise myself all the time. This is very typical for ballet dancers. With time i have, and still am, learning to accept my flaws and to use them as an opportunity to improve.
How did you start modelling and dancing?
I started modelling some years ago for a ballet shooting for the first time, and after that I continued modelling with photographers that contact me via social media.
What do you think of the work as a model and as a dancer?
I really like it! I find interesting the fact that two art forms, ballet and photography, can create such a powerful harmonious combination. I look forward to new projects in this field
What is your beauty regimen?
I always try to find time for myself, even if this is very hard sometimes. I also take care of my nutrition, I think that the food we eat is the reflection of our health, and so our beauty.
What are your plans for the future?
In the future I hope to continue dancing and modelling, but also to start working in other fields, for example in the international ambit, after my degree.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
I really enjoyed a musical videoclip project where I danced and also modelled.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modelling and dancing?
Belive in yourself and try different things in order to understand what you really like and enjoy.
What do you think of the magazine?
I was very curious and I will take inspiration for the future. I like that they give opportunities to new models.
Model/Dancer Elisa Amendola
Make up and Hair Stylist: Mauri Menga www.facebook.com/mauri.menga