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Amy completed a Bachelor of Dance at the Victorian College of the Arts receiving the Joy Nichols Award for Outstanding Achievement (2005) and the Dr Philip Law Travel Scholarship (2007). She worked with KAGE on FORKLIFT, touring to Sydney International Arts Festival 2014, the Arts Centre Melbourne, Australian Performing Arts Market, Brisbane, HOOPLA Festival, Darling Harbour and Glow Festival. Amy has worked for Legs on the Wall (Symphony), Buzz Dance Theatre (Thrill, Restless, Fragile), Opera Australia (The Ring Cycle), Luke George, Theo Adams and Cadi McCarthy & Company (That Place In Between). She is part of the Australia Council for the Arts’ 2014 JUMP mentorship program and is mentored by Narelle Benjamin. Amy is Co-Director of dance collective Phantom Limbs, touring works to the Adelaide and Melbourne Fringe Festivals, Theatre Works and QL2 Centre for Youth Dance, Canberra. Phantom Limbs’ most recent work TRTH+FNTSY received ‘Best Dance’ and ‘The Discovery Award’ in Melbourne Fringe Festival 2013. Amy’s choreographic commissions include Private Dances with Phantom Limbs as part of the 2010 Next Wave Festival and Your Twenty Worst for Dance Card, Ausdance Vic.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

SOMA - 20/09/2014 Created and Performed by Amy Macpherson Sound design by James Brown ©Gregory Lorenzutti, SOMA 2014.

Saturday, September 20, 2014


Amy Macpherson's first full length solo work SOMA premieres in Melbourne Fringe Festival 19th - 26th September 2014, North Melbourne Town Hall - The Warehouse. SOMA is supported through an Australia Council for the Arts' JUMP mentorship with Narelle Benjamin. Created and performed by Amy Macpherson Sound composed by James Brown Photos by Ashley McLellan

Monday, February 3, 2014

FORKLIFT in Sydney Festival 2014

The world premiere of FORKLIFT was in Sydney Festival 2014 at Carriageworks! Next stop, Melbourne. Photo of cast members: Henna Kaikula (roof), Amy Macpherson (cabin), Nicci Wilks (tines) Image by Pat Scala

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Legs on the Wall tours Symphony to South Korea

In September 2013 we returned to Symphony to remount and tour to Daejeon in South Korea where the company performed at the Daejeon Culture and Arts Center.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Development of FORKLIFT in Helsinki

Amy has joined KAGE for new work FORKLIFT. The company traveled to Helsinki, Finland to create the work at Cirko. The show combines choreography, contortion and aerial acrobatics on, and around, a working 2.5 tonne forklift. Images by Justin Berhaut.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Symphony in Sydney Festival 2013

“It is intriguing to go to a freshly minted physical theatre work that Beethoven had a hand in creating… Amy Macpherson was outstanding for her gracefully controlled gymnastic sequence.” - Sydney Morning Herald, 12 Jan 2013

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Beach Contortion

While on tour in the Kimberley with Buzz Dance Theatre I got the opportunity to have some fun on Cable Beach..