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Amber Scott

"A definition of poise and steely confidence, every bit the prima ballerina"

Amber Scott joined The Australian Ballet School at age eleven. After graduating as dux, she joined The Australian Ballet in 2001. In 2003 she spent four months on a dancer exchange at the Royal Danish Ballet, giving her the opportunity to learn the Bournonville technique firsthand. A lyrical and musical dancer, Amber relishes the many different genres in the company’s repertoire. Amber was promoted to principal artist in 2011 after performing the Second Movement from Kenneth MacMillan’s Concerto.

Career Highlights include working with Wayne McGregor on Dyad 1929 and Chroma (2009 and 2014), dancing with Robert Tewsley during the 2008 Manon season, partnering Damian Smith in Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain© pas de deux in 2012 and dancing with David Hallberg in Alexei Ratmansky’s Cinderella in 2013.

Repertoire highlights

  • Nikiya in Stanton Welch’s La Bayadère 2014
  • Cinderella in Alexei Ratmansky’s Cinderella 2013, 2014
  • Odette in Stephen Baynes’ Swan Lake 2013, 2012
  • Tatiana in John Cranko's Onegin 2012
  • Hanna in Ronald Hynd's The Merry Widow 2011
  • The Sugar Plum Fairy in Peter Wright’s The Nutcracker 2014, 2010
  • Odette in Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake 2004 – 2015
  • Aurora and Lilac Fairy in StantonWelch’s The Sleeping Beauty 2009
  • Manon in Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon 2014, 2008
  • Jerome Robbins’ Afternoon of a Faun 2008

Guest appearances

  • Odette/Odile in Derek Deane’s Swan Lake with the Shanghai Ballet 2014
  • National Ballet of China International Gala 2013
  • Odette/Odile in Russell Kerr's Swan Lake with Royal New Zealand Ballet 2013
  • Fall for Dance Festival, New York City (Glen Tetley's Gemini) 2011
  • The Stuttgart Ballet's 50th Anniversary Gala (Molto Vivace Pas de deux) 2011


  • Telstra Ballet Dancer Award and Telstra People's Choice Award 2004
  • First Place Junior Asian Pacific Competition, Tokyo 1999
  • Adeline Genée Awards, bronze medal 1998



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