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Amber Haines is currently the Associate Artistic Director of Dancenorth.

In 2006 Amber attained her Bachelor of Dance from the Victorian College of the Arts graduating with the Mary Orloff Prize for Most Outstanding Dancer. Since then she has worked with many of Australia’s most acclaimed companies and choreographers including Chunky Move / Gideon Obarzanek, Australian Dance Theatre / Garry Stewart, Lucy Guerin Inc / Lucy Guerin, Stephanie Lake, Tracie Mitchelle and Alisdair Macendoe. She has performed throughout Australia, Europe, United Kingdom, North, South and Central America, Canada, Indonesia and Japan. Amber is a multi award nominee for the Australian Dance Awards, The Heplmann Awards and Greenroom Awards for Best Dance Performance by a Female.

Over the past 4 years, Amber and Kyle Page, her partner and long-time collaborator, have co-directed four full-length works for Dancenorth including Syncing Feeling, Spectra, Rainbow Vomit and Dust. These critically acclaimed works have been performed across Australia, Japan and France including major international arts festivals - Sydney Festival, Brisbane Festival, OzAsia Festival, Ten Days on the Island, MOFO  and at The Théâtre National de Chaillot Paris.  Their works have received numerous award nominations from the Helpmann Awards, Australian Dance Awards and greenroom Awards. Amber was also Associate Choreographer for Gideon Obarzaneks acclaimed work One Infinity premiering at the 2019 Melbourne Festival.

Amber and Kyle together have participated in numerous prestigious artists residencies for creative research including 2013/14 Asialink residency consisting of three months in Varanasi, India on, 2015 the Arctic Circle Residency onboard a Barquentine Tall Ship sailing around Svalbard and 2017 the Aajuna Artist Residency in Qaqortoq, Greenland

Amber is also Dancenorth’s company photographer and a mother.