Myrna Kamara

Ms. Kamara received her early ballet training with Ellen Gniadowska and Peggy Lynne in

Baltimore, Maryland. After studying one year at the Washington Ballet School in

Washington, D.C., she pursued her studies at the School of American Ballet in New York.

From 1984 to 1989, Ms. Kamara was a member of the New York City Ballet where she

danced roles in ballets by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Peter Martins, Eliot Feld

and Lar Lubovitch. During the 1989-90 season Ms. Kamara danced in Bonn, Germany

under director Youri Vamos, where the role of the Nubiana from Spartacus was created for

her. In 1990, Ms. Kamara joined Miami City Ballet working with director Edward Villella.

Subsequently, she was promoted to principal ballerina. There she received critical acclaim

for her performances in the Balanchine repertoire including the Arabian solo from

the Nutcracker, the siren in Prodigal Son, Calliope in Apollo, the solo girl in Rubies, the

Russian girl in Serenade, Allegro Brillante, WhoCares, Bugaku, Agon, Four Temperaments,

and many more. Her final company contract was with Maurice Bejart from 1996-1999 in

Switzerland. During this period, she performed several of his ballets, including the renowned

Bhakti, Sacre du Printemps, Le Mandarin Merveilleux, L’Oiseau de Feu, and Ballet for Life

(Le Presbytere).

Miss Kamara has appeared as a guest artist throughout the United States and Europe. One

of her most notable performances has been at the Arena di Verona where she has

portrayed the prima ballerina in the opera Aida. Special performances included Franco

Zeffirelli's production of Aida at the Teatro alla Scala in Italy, performing with Roberto Bolle.

Other tours included the Spoleto Festival, the Edinburgh Festival, the Leonide Massine

Festival, South Africa, Portugal, Japan, and the Kennedy Center, to mention a few. She has

also pursued teaching and coaching globally to young talents, and is also currently an

acclaimed guest artist.