Amber Haines is currently the Associate Artistic Director of Dancenorth.
In 2006 Amber attained a 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 and Tracie Mitchelle. She has performed throughout Australia, Europe, United Kingdom, North, South and Central America, Canada and Japan. Amber is a multi award nominee for both the Australian Dance Awards and The Heplmann Awards for Best Dance Performance by a Female.
Amber and Kyle Page, her partner and long-time collaborator, have co-directed three full-length works for Dancenorth including Syncing Feeling, Spectra and Rainbow Vomit. These works have been performed across Australia including major international arts festivals - Sydney Festival, Brisbane Festival, OzAsia Festival and MOFO. Their works have received numerous award nominations from both the Helpmann Awards and the Australian Dance Awards.
In 2013/14 Amber and Kyle spent three months in Varanasi, India on an Asialink residency and in 2015 they spent three weeks onboard a Barquentine Tall Ship sailing around Svalbard as part of the prestigious Arctic Circle Residency.
Amber is also an emerging photographer, creating the majority of photographic material for Dancenorth.