Amy Hollingsworth —

Ballet Mistress and Creative Associate

Amy Hollingsworth is a multi award winning dancer and director, based in Brisbane and described by the UK Observer as one of ‘the most compelling and intelligent dancers on the world stage’.

Born and raised in Australia and classically trained at The Australian Ballet School, she danced as a leading dancer in companies such as Rambert Dance Company, Royal New Zealand Ballet, Peter Schaufuss Balletten, Bonachela Dance Company, Michael Clark Company, Hofesh Shechter Company, George Piper Dances and Sydney Dance Company. With an international performance and creative career spanning large-scale classical ballet to independent contemporary dance, film and pop music, Amy is a highly versatile director of dance with a strong, passionate, musical and emotionally resonant creative voice. Her work in direction and education draws from her background and breadth of experience, and is as diverse as the companies that engage her to coach and mentor. Her achievements are many, but most notably she was a founding member of Bonachela Dance Company and, as the Assistant Director, was instrumental in its creation and subsequent growth.

She then excelled in her role as Dance Director for Sydney Dance where she has assisted all of the company’s recently commissioned, world-renowned, guest choreographers. Her skills in choreographic development, eye for detail and in coaching excellence from the award winning dancers have been widely noted and critically acclaimed. She has also been very instrumental in the creation and development of SDC’s prolific education program. Amy now directs, mentors and coaches through her own company Bespoke Movement, specialising in performance excellence, optimal physicality and the nurture of creative genius.

Amy joined Queensland Ballet as the Ballet Mistress and Creative Associate in 2016.