Born and raised in Simcoe, Ontario Amy Wright makes her career by choreographing and casting projects viewed by International audiences.
Since her professional beginning in 1995 Amy has become 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, including Canada’s prestigious SHAW FESTIVAL. Currently Amy is the Casting Director, Choreographer and Consulting Producer for FAMILY CHANNEL’S hit series “The Next Step”.
Amy’s choreography was featured on three episodes of So You Think You Can Dance Canada (Season one). Recent work includes: Crimson Peak with Tom Hiddleston, directed by Guillermo Del Toro (Feature Film), Global TV’s Working The Engles directed by Jason Priestly, Saving Hope (CTV), Lost Girl and Copper (Showcase), Defiance and 12 Monkeys (SyFy), Hemlock Grove (Netflix), Degrassi: TNG (CTV). Amy is proud of her work on Emmy and Golden Globe winner Grey Gardens (HBO) with stars Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange. The IIFA Awards (2011) opening, a “flash mob” with over 200 dancers live onstage, remains Amy’s most watched choreography with over 600 million viewers worldwide.
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: Hedley, 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, spots for Walmart, Hasbro, Special K, 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.