People

Amy Hollingsworth

Teacher

Sydney Dance Company – Dance Director

Amy Hollingsworth was born in Australia. She trained at the Australian Ballet School where she was awarded the Marilyn Rowe Maver Scholarship. After graduating she joined the Royal New Zealand Ballet in 1994. In 1995 she was promoted to soloist and in 1996 to principal. In 1997 Amy joined Peter Schaufuss Ballet as a principal dancer and performed as a guest artist with MBT Dansteater. In April 2000 she joined Rambert Dance Company. In January 2005 Amy won the Critic’s Circle Dance Award for Most Outstanding Female Artist for her work with Rambert Dance Company. Amy left Rambert in April 2006 to be a founding member of Bonachela Dance Company.  During her career she has danced many leading roles including Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Firebird in The Firebird, Scheherezade in 1001 Nights, Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, Clara in The Nutcracker, Titania in Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ophelia in Hamlet, Swanhilda in Coppelia, Lise in La Fille mal gardee and the Pas de Deux in Balanchine’s Agon. She has worked with many choreographers including Christopher Bruce, Michael Clark, Javier de Frutos, Wayne MacGregor, Kryztof Pastor, Douglas Wright, Matz Ek, Jiri Kylian and Rafael Bonachela.

Amy has also performed in many galas worldwide as an invited guest artist, most notably at the 2005 International Gala at the Staatsballett in Munich. She performed the critically acclaimed solo Irony of Fate at the Whitechapel Gallery’s televised Art Plus event. Amy has also choreographed several pieces for Rambert’s Workshop seasons, Singh Language and Suspect. She was assistant choreographer and rehearsal director for Kylie Minogue on her worldwide ‘Kylie Fever’ tour and also for Kylie’s ‘Love at First Sight’ and Primal Scream’s ‘Miss Lucifer’ music videos. Amy worked as Choreographic Director for the Siemens/Xelibri mobile phone launch where she directed and assisted four choreographers and ran the company of 30 dancers.  She stage-managed the show whose performers included Christina Aguilera, Dame Shirley Bassey and Ms.Dynamite.