Diane Amendt’s dedication to the art of dance began at the age of seven. A native of San Bernardino, Diane has appeared in various local productions including Mikado, Brigadoon, Hello Dolly, and several Carousel of the Arts and Junior University productions. Diane has made ten appearances in Inland Dance Theatre Company’s Nutcracker held annually at the California Theatre. She has danced in several parts in this classic Christmas tale giving her a deep understanding and appreciation of this ballet.
As a graduate of the University of California at Riverside and holder of an Elementary Cecchetti Teaching Certificate, she is currently teaching 3rd grade for the Colton Unified School District. Diane has been instructing ballet at Inland Dance Academy for over thirty years. Her enthusiasm for dance and the arts led to her current position as Artistic Director of the Inland Ballet Theatre Company. In March 1992, Diane was honored for her outstanding contribution to the performing arts in the Inland Empire by the University of Redlands, Town and Gown. In 1993, Diane received recognition from the San Bernardino City School District for her success in the performing arts.
Diane has students who have been accepted into professional ballet schools across the United States and Canada, bringing national recognition to the Inland Ballet Theatre Company.