Meet Principal Artist

Amber Scott

Alluring calmness and superb artistry FJORD REVIEW

Introducing Amber

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. Amber was promoted to principal artist in 2011 after performing the Second Movement from Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Concerto. Career Highlights include working with Wayne McGregor on Dyad 1929 and Chroma and dancing with Robert Tewsley during the 2008 Manon season, Damian Smith in Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain© Pas de deux in 2012 and David Hallberg in Alexei Ratmansky’s Cinderella in 2013.


Amber Scott’s Principal Artist position is generously supported by The Barbara Duhig Fund

Amber Scott undeniably possesses a special quality on stage – her dancing is marked by both elegance and a rare grace



  • Giselle in Maina Gielgud’s Giselle 2015
  • Nikiya in Stanton Welch’s La Bayadère 2014
  • Cinderella in Alexei Ratmansky’s Cinderella 2013, 2014
  • Odette/Odile 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 Stanton Welch’s The Sleeping Beauty 2009
  • Manon in Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon 2014, 2008

You may not know

Amber enjoys dabbling in ceramics and studying anatomy in her spare time. 

Professional accolades


  • Helpmann Award nomination for Stephen Baynes’ Swan Lake 2013
  • 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

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

In the media

Amber Scott is a sublime Odette, her luminous beauty allowing the young woman’s spiralling fear to radiate out with great power

Theatre People