Amanda Hidalgo, born in California, was one of the most sought after ballet pianists in Los Angeles, and she has worked extensively with Rosemary Valaire, Yvonne Mounsey, Tania Lichine, John Clifford, Irina Kosmovska, and Stanley Holden Dance Center where Mikhail Baryshnikov was a frequent guest. Ms. Hidalgo danced professionally with Tulsa Ballet Theater, Pacific Ballet Theatre, Ballet La Jeunesse, Pars National Ballet, Kalinin Dance Company, and was a well-known Persian style dancer with performances televised internationally. As Mrs. Arizona 2000, she has been involved with major fundraising activities and has been a motivational keynote speaker throughout Arizona.
Ms. Hidalgo, is a classically trained pianist with over 30 years experience as a professional ballet accompanist that is augmented by her experience as a professional ballet dancer and ballet teacher. She is notably recognized for her ability to motivate and inspire dancers using her versatile repertoire, extraordinary finesse, and passionate musical interpretation. Scottsdale School of Ballet is honored to have Ms. Hidalgo accompany classes this year. She has also accompanied classes for Ballet Arizona, as well as the School of Ballet Arizona for over 20 years. Other notable schools she is associated with are Ballet Etudes, Arizona School for the Arts and Tempe Dance Academy. When not accompanying, Ms. Hidalgo works as an Arizona licensed private investigator.