Amy Harris (dancer)

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Amy Harris
Born1983/1984 (age 35–36)[1]
Occupationballet dancer
EmployerThe Australian Ballet
Spouse(s)Jarryd Madden
Children1 daughter

Amy Harris (born 1983) is an Australian ballet dancer, senior artist with The Australian Ballet.


Harris was born in Ararat, Victoria. She began classes in ballet, jazz and tap when she was three years old and started her Cecchetti training with Carole Oliver School of Ballet in Ballarat at the age of 10.[1][2]

Harris started with The Australian Ballet School in 1999, aged 15. She then went on to join the Australian Ballet corps de ballet in 2002. Harris was appointed coryphée in 2007, soloist in 2011,[2] and senior artist in 2012.[3] She won the Telstra People's Choice Award in both 2008 and 2010[4][5] and the 2012 Telstra Ballet Dancer Award.[6]

Outside of ballet, Harris is a keen photographer.[2] She is married to fellow company member Jarryd Madden. The couple have a daughter.[7][3]

Selected repertoire[edit]


  • Nagae Scholarship 2000
  • Friends of the Australian Ballet Scholarship 2001
  • Telstra People's Choice Award 2008 and 2010
  • Telstra Ballet Dancer Award 2012


  1. ^ a b Hudson, Sarah (16 February 2011). "Rural stars of ballet". The Weekly Times. Melbourne. Archived from the original on 2011-03-06. Retrieved 26 February 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "Amy Harris". The Australian Ballet. Archived from the original on 13 March 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Amy Harris". The Australian Ballet. Retrieved 2 July 2017.
  4. ^ Hook, Chris (6 December 2010). "Telstra Ballet Dancer Award". The Daily Telegraph. Sydney. Retrieved 23 February 2011.
  5. ^ Rayner, Meg (8 December 2010). "Ararat ballerina wins people's choice award". The Courier. Ballarat. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Includes picture of the award ceremony.
  6. ^ Angear, Cheryl (30 November 2012). "Amy Harris Crowned 2012 Telstra Ballet Dancer". Ballet News. Archived from the original on 21 January 2013.
  7. ^ Litson, Jo (22 March 2017). "Dancer's break has silver lining". The Daily Telegraph. Sydney. Retrieved 2 July 2017.
  8. ^ Jones, Deborah (30 May 2011). "Emerging choreographers focus on mothers, sons and lovers". The Australian. Sydney. Retrieved 29 May 2011. Amy Harris was spellbinding as the piece's emotional centre.

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