Amy Hollingsworth has been appointed as the new Artistic Director of Brisbane’s Expressions Dance Company (EDC), replacing Natalie Weir who led the company for a decade. Weir’s final production as AD was Everyday Requiem at QPAC in October.
Amy Hollingsworth. Photograph courtesy of Transit Dance
Marian Gibney, Chairman of EDC’s Board, said that Hollingsworth had presented “an exciting vision for the future of the company as we look ahead to the 2020s”, which includes furthering the company’s respected work in dance education and increasing collaboration opportunities with dancers and other artists to bring exceptional dance to existing audiences and the wider community.
“Amy brings to the role her recognised talent, experience within the national and international dance sectors, and a commitment to both excellence in dance and in broadening the reach of the company, within our local community and beyond,” said Gibney.
Hollingsworth, who will take up the position in January 2019, has over 20 years’ experience as a dancer, choreographer, director and industry advocate. She trained at The Australian Ballet School, and has performed as a leading dancer in companies such as Rambert Dance Company, Royal New Zealand Ballet, Peter Schaufuss Balletten, Bonachela Dance...