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Amy Harris

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Amy Harris

Amy was born in Ararat, Victoria and began jazz and tap classes at her local ballet school at the age of three. From the age of ten, Amy trained in the Cecchetti method with Carole Oliver School of Ballet in Ballarat, and as a Cecchetti scholar won bronze and silver medals. In 1999, aged 15, Amy successfully auditioned for The Australian Ballet School. She joined The Australian Ballet in 2002 and was promoted to coryphée in 2007, soloist in 2011 and senior artist in 2012. In 2018 she was promoted to principal artist on stage after her performance as Tertulla in the world premiere of Lucas Jervies' Spartacus.

Amy Harris retired in 2023 after 22 years with The Australian Ballet.

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“Flawless technique”

The Dai­ly Telegraph

Repertoire highlights

  • The Queen of Hearts in Christopher Wheeldon's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland©, 2017
  • Wayne McGregor’s Infra, 2017
  • Aurora and the Lilac Fairy in David McAllister's The Sleeping Beauty, 2017
  • The Stepmother in Alexei Ratmansky's Cinderella, 2016
  • Baroness von Rothbart in Graeme Murphy's Swan Lake, 2016
  • William Forsythe's In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, 2016
  • Swanilda in Peggy van Praagh’s Coppélia, 2016
  • Romola in John Neumeier's Nijinsky, 2016
  • Twyla Tharp's In the Upper Room, 2015
  • Hanna in The Merry Widow, 2011

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Professional accolades


  • Telstra Ballet Dancer Award, 2012
  • Telstra People's Choice Award, 2010, 2008

Guest appearances

  • Principal Lady in Paquita and Odile in Swan Lake, The Dancers Company tour, 2013
“Spellbinding” — The Aus­tralian

Amy Harris and former Principal Artist at The Australian Ballet Ty King-Wall in Spartacus.

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Amy Harris and Brett Chynoweth in Kunstkamer

You may not know

Amy is married to fellow dancer Jarryd Madden; they have a daughter, Willow, and a son, Phoenix.