Amy Hollingsworth trained at the Australian Ballet School. After graduating, she joined the Royal New Zealand Ballet, attaining the rank of Principal Dancer in 1996. Amy joined Peter Schaufuss Ballet in 1997 as a principal dancer and began an illustrious European career. In 2000 she joined Rambert Dance Company dancing in its broad repertoire and won the UK Critic’s Circle Dance Award for Most Outstanding Female Artist (2004).
Amy left Rambert in 2006 to be a founding member of Bonachela Dance Company. In 2009, she took on the role of Assistant Director whilst still performing in the European tour of The Land of Yes & The Land of No. Her performance garnered her a second Critic’s Circle Award for Most Outstanding Female Performance (2009).
Throughout her career Amy danced principal roles in numerous productions including Romeo and Juliet, The Firebird , Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, Coppelia, Fille Mal Gardee and Agon and worked with choreographers Christopher Bruce, Mats Ek, Jiri Kylian, Michael Clark, Wayne MacGregor, Hofesh Shechter, Kryztof Pastor and Douglas Wright.
Amy has also worked as assistant choreographer and rehearsal director on Kylie Minogue’s worldwide Kylie Fever Tour and her performance career also includes the films Finding Neverland, The Muse and Bare Rooms, a documentary about the portraits of Lucian Freud installed in the Centre Pompidou, Paris.
During her career, Amy has staged many of Rafael Bonachela’s works world-wide and has guest taught for many companies including Rambert Dance Company, Royal New Zealand Ballet, Venezuela National Contemporary Company, Hofesh Shechter Dance Company, Michael Clark Company and BalletBoyz.
Amy took on the role of Dance Director at Sydney Dance Company from 2010-2014 and has assisted Rafael Bonachela on we unfold (2010-2011); 6 Breaths (2010-2011); LANDforms (2011); The Land of Yes & The Land of No (2011); 2 One Another (2012-2013); Project Rameau (2012-2013); Emergence (2013); Les Illuminations (2013); Interplay (2014) and New Breed (2014). She also supported guest choreographers Emanuel Gat (Satisfying Musical Moments, 2010); Jacopo Godani (Raw Models, 2011); Emily Amisano’s yield (2012); Stephanie Lake’s Dream Lucid (2012); Larissa McGowan’s Fanatic (2012-2013) and Lisa Wilson’s Desire (2012).
In 2011, Amy received the Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer for her farewell performances of Rafael Bonachela’s Irony of Fate at Sydney Theatre.