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



  • Swanilda in George Ogilvie and Peggy van Praagh’s Coppélia (with David Hallberg of American Ballet Theatre) 2016
  • Aurora and the Lilac Fairy in David McAllister’s The Sleeping Beauty 2015
  • Giselle in Maina Gielgud’s Giselle 2015
  • Nikiya in Stanton Welch’s La Bayadère 2014
  • The Sugar Plum Fairy in Peter Wright’s The Nutcracker 2014, 2010


  • Odette/Odile in Stephen Baynes’ Swan Lake 2013, 2012
  • Odette in Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake 2004 – 2015
  • Manon in Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon 2014, 2008
  • Tatiana in John Cranko's Onegin 2012
  • Hanna in Ronald Hynd's The Merry Widow 2011

You may not know

Amber first danced with David Hallberg, Principal Dancer of American Ballet Theatre, in The Australian Ballet’s 2013 Sydney season of Alexei Ratmansky’s Cinderella. In 2016, she was again partnered with David in the company’s Sydney season of Coppélia, his first performances after a two-and-a-half-year break recovering from injury.

Amber loves to travel and one day hopes to walk the Camino.

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