Joined Ballet Arizona: 2012
Training: Washington School of Ballet, Houston Ballet, Ecole Ballet Studios
Other Companies: Washington Ballet
Amber began her ballet training in her hometown of Brisbane before moving to Sydney to train as a full time student with Ecole Ballet Studios. She discovered her passion for American Ballet while taking part in the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet summer intensive. Moving to the USA in 2008, she joined The Washington School of Ballet. While with the school Amber was a finalist of YAGP in 2008 and was awarded bronze medal at the World Ballet Competition. She then joined Washington Ballet in 2010. Whilst with the company she had the opportunity to perform in Christopher Bruce’s Rooster, Anne Marie Holmes’ Le Corsaire (Odalisque), Twyla Tharp’s Push Comes to Shove and Nine Sinatra Songs, Edward Liang’s As Above So Below as well as the premiere of La Oferenda and Anabelle Ocha’s premiere of Sueno de Marmol. In 2011 Amber performed the roles of both Sugar Plum & Dew Drop Fairy in Septime Webre’s Nutcracker. Since joining Ballet Arizona in 2012 Amber has performed in Alejandro Cerrudo’s Off Screen & the premiere of Second to Last, George Balanchine’s Rubies, Serenade, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Episodes, Four Temperaments (Sanguinic ), Western Symphony (Adagio) & Walpurgisnacht (Soloist). Amber was mentioned in AZ Lifestyle Magazine which quoted, she “stole the show” as the Elephant in Alexei Ratmansky’s Carnival of the Animals. In 2012 she danced the coveted role of Juliet in Ib Anderson’s Romeo & Juilet (her debut performance in a principal role) & in 2013 danced the role of Gamzatti in his production of La Bayadere.