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Amber McCartney

Amber is a Melbourne-based dancer and choreographer who graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2012. Upon graduating she was awarded the Orloff Family Charitable Trust Scholarship for Most Outstanding Dancer. In 2015 Amber performed in Prue Lang’s ‘Spaceproject’ for Dance Massive Festival and Lang’s ‘A ten minute event of lived abstraction’, commissioned for Lucy Guerin Inc’s 2014 ‘Pieces For Small Spaces’. Last year Amber choreographed and performed her own commission, ‘The Air Reef’, for ‘Pieces For Small Spaces’. Amber has worked for many years as a close collaborator with James Batchelor, in 2015 she performed ‘Duplication’ at B.Motion Festival in Bassano Del Grappa, Italy, ‘Escapes to the Infinite’, La Briqueterie, Paris, ‘ Violence’, 501 Artspace, Chongqing, China and ‘Multiplication’, Creative Industries, Bangkok, Thailand. In 2014 she was nominated ‘Dancer To Watch’ in the Dance Australia Critics Survey for her performance in Batchelor’s ‘Island’. Amber was one of four professional dancers in Chunky Move’s ‘It Sounds Silly’, by Adam Wheeler, 2014. She has also created a work on Wheeler’s dance company, Yellow Wheel, for their quadruple bill, ‘I Came Here To Dance Once’, which was presented in the Melbourne Fringe Festival.