Amy Holder is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) and holds a Bachelor of Dance from Melbourne University.
In her younger years, she was recognised as an accomplished singer and dancer being selected for the NSW Talent Development Project and featured performer in the NSW Southern Stars and NSW Schools Spectacular. Her outstanding eisteddfod success stretched to winning Championships and Scholarships in four Australian cities. Later, she went on to become a top 100 finalist in Australia’s So You Think You Can Dance and a two-time finalist in the prestigious Victorian Musical Theatre Guild Awards for her role as Victoria in Cats.
Miss Amy is an Associate Teacher with the Australian Teachers of Dancing Ltd and holds a Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management. Some of her overseas experience includes dancing in Italy and New York with the Ajkun Ballet Theatre and entertaining while cruising onboard Royal Caribbean’s, Freedom of the Seas as a professional dancer. As a previous dance school owner, Amy has choreographed and conducted overseas dance tours with her students performing guest showcases onboard Radiance & Explorer of the Seas.
As a student then teacher Amy has always placed a high value on the individual critique of her own work and appreciates the importance of advice from other professionals. As an adjudicator, Amy brings her wealth of dance and entertainment experience to eisteddfods. Her goal is to inspire the next generation of performers and teachers by offering encouragement, acknowledging strengths, suggestions for self-improvement, reinforcement of the importance of technical training, and promoting a greater understanding of their craft.
Phone: 0491 156 487