Amy McEntee

YEAR OF AWARD: 2014
AGE AT AWARD: 16
ARTFORMS: Ballet , Dance
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Biography

Amy has lived in Scotland all her life.  She began ballet lessons at the age of six, and four years later became a Scottish Ballet Junior Associate.  In 2010 she successfully auditioned for the Dance School of Scotland in Glasgow and began her vocational training.

Whilst in Glasgow, Amy achieved distinction in all her exams in ballet, national and modern dance.  She also studied tap, contemporary and choregraphy alongside sitting her National 5 exams. She gained performance experience in competitions and showcases at key Glasgow venues including the King's Theatre and the Royal Concert Hall, and represented the Dance School of Scotland at a range of events.

In 2014, aged just 15, Amy secured a place on the BA (Hons) in Professional Dance and Performance at the prestigious Central School of Ballet in London.

How the Award Helped

Amy received a Dewar Award to enable her to study at the Central School of Ballet. She hopes to dance with the school's touring company, Ballet Central, and to eventually dance for her national company, the Scottish Ballet.



I hope to have the opportunity to inspire and support other young Scottish dancers to pursue a career in professional dance.