Photo: David Cooper

BIOGRAPHY

Amy Wright is one of Canada’s most in demand choreographers. Her work includes feature films, movies of the week, television series, reality TV, commercials and stage musicals.

Coming up this summer, Amy will be both the Choreographer and the Casting Director for twenty-six episodes of a new FAMILY CHANNEL series presently called “The Next Step”. This tween drama will be shot in a reality television style following the lives of a group of dancers as they prepare for a National dance competition. Amy hopes to receive her first credit as Producer on this new series. Stay tuned for more information about the show.

Amy’s choreography was featured on three episodes of So You Think You Can Dance Canada (Season one). Recent choreography includes: Being Erica (CBC), Wingin’ It (Family Channel), Made: The Movie and Skins for MTV, Degrassi: TNG (CTV) and Lost Girl (Showcase). Amy is proud of her work on Emmy and Golden Globe winner Grey Gardens (HBO) with stars Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange. Amy’s most watched choreography to date was a “flash mob” with over 200 dancers live onstage at the IIFA Awards with over 600 million viewers!

Amy choreographed Academy Award nominee Helen Mirren and star Brian Cox for the feature film Red. Working with the same director (Robert Schwentke), Amy choreographed Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana for their wedding dance for the feature film The Time Traveler’s Wife.

Over the years, Amy has been fortunate to work with some of the hottest stars in the business: LeAnn Rimes, Will Ferrell, Lindsay Lohan, Colin Farrell, Molly Shannon, Alyssa Milano, Lauren Holly, Colin Mochrie, Lauren Holly and Hilary Duff and a movie produced by Britney Spears. Amy has choreographed eleven Academy Award Winners/Nominees: Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Sissy Spacek, Richard Dreyfuss, Peter O’Toole, Joan Plowright, Jeremy Irons, Virginia Madsen, Helen Mirren, Ellen Page and Jessica Lange!

Amy’s commercial choreography includes the “Happy Dance” campaign for Lotto 6/49, The Pepto Bismol dance, spots for Hasbro, Hellmann‘s Mayonnaise, Nestle’s Ice Cream, Trident Gum, AT&T, Bud Light, Canada‘s Wonderland, Disney World, Molson Canadian, Kit Kat to name a few.

Amy is extremely proud that over one million children throughout North America are learning to dance her choreography through a series of eight “How to Dance DVD’s” called Bella Dancerella.


Copyright Amy Wright 2007