Amy Fote

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Amy Fote
Born 1972 (age 42–43)[1][2]
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Occupation Ballet dancer
Current group Houston Ballet
Former groups Milwaukee Ballet

Amy Fote is an American professional ballet dancer who currently performs as a principal dancer with the Houston Ballet. She previously was a principal with the Milwaukee Ballet.[3]

Born in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Fote trained with the Jean Wolfmeyer School of Dance in Wisconsin, the National Academy of Arts, and the Interlochen Arts Academy.[3] She is a 1990 graduate of the Harid Conservatory in Boca Raton, Florida.[4]

After graduating, Fote joined the Milwaukee Ballet, where she danced for 14 years, eventually rising to the rank of principal dancer.[3] During that time she danced in Yves de Bouteiller's group "Et Toi, Tu Danses?",[5] appeared in the televised PBS documentary Dancing Anna Karenina,[3] and spent nine summers performing with the Chautauqua Summer Ballet Company in New York.[1]

In 2004, she performed the lead role in Stanton Welch's Madame Butterfly at the Royal New Zealand Ballet.[3] Welch then invited her to join Houston Ballet as a first soloist in 2005,[6] at the age of 33.[1] She was promoted to principal dancer in 2006.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Wozny, Nancy (January 2008). "Amy Fote". Dance Magazine. Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ Weiss, Suzanne (December 16, 2007). "Home for the Holidays: Houston Ballet stars Fote, Leschke return for 'The Nutcracker'". Herald Times Reporter. Manitowoc, Wisconsin. p. B1. Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Amy Fote, principal dancer". Houston Ballet. Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Alumni Listing". The Harid Conservatory. Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  5. ^ Joslyn, Jay (February 28, 1992). "'Gotta dance' is ballet troupes cry". The Milwaukee Sentinel. Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  6. ^ Mattison, Ben (August 24, 2005). "Houston Ballet Announces Appointments and Promotions". Playbill Arts. Retrieved February 22, 2012.