Representing the interests of Australian Dance Adjudicators since 1993
Amy Holder Australian Dance Adjudicator
Miss Amy Holder (nee. Evison) is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) and holds a Bachelor of Dance from the 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 two time finalist in the prestigious Victorian Musical Theatre Guild Awards for her role of Victoria in Cats.
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. Since opening her own dance school, Miss Amy has choreographed and conducted overseas dance tours with her students performing guest showcases onboard Radiance & Explorer of the Seas.
Miss Amy is an Associate Teacher with the Australian Teachers of Dancing Ltd and holds a Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management. As Principal of her own school she inspires students to accept challenges and strive to reach their full potential. Her goal is to encourage fun through learning, bring budding dancers together to forge lasting friendships and improve their technical skills. She offers performance opportunities, competition and preparation for examinations in Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap and Musical Theatre. As a proud teacher she has celebrated with dedicated students following in her footsteps as she mentors them to reach their own goals of state and national achievement.
In an endeavour to share teaching and learning with the wider dance community, adjudication is the next natural step in Miss Amy’s dance career. As a student then teacher she has always placed high value on the individual critique of her own work and appreciates the importance of advice from other professionals. As an adjudicator Miss 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.