Amy Potter

sponsored by Carole Wood and Darrell Hensleigh

Joined Ballet West II: 2011
Joined Ballet West: 2012 -2014
Re-Joined Ballet West: 2021
Promoted to Principal: 2022

About Amy Potter:

Amy Potter is from Roanoke, Virginia.  She joined Ballet West II in 2011 and the main company in 2012.  Amy joined Oklahoma City Ballet in 2014, was promoted to Soloist in 2015, and to Principal in 2018.  She returned to Ballet West in 2021 as a Soloist and was promoted to Principal in 2022.  At the age of 15, Amy moved to Torrington, Connecticut to begin her professional training at Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts.  She then continued her training with Boston Ballet as a trainee and later joined Houston Ballet II, performing with the company and touring nationally and internationally.  With Ballet West, Amy has danced leading roles in

Balanchine’s Jewels, Kylián’s Petite Mort, Smuin’s Romeo + Juliet, and Robbins’ Glass Pieces, to name a few.  Amy has also worked with Penny Saunders, Robert Mills, Cayetano Soto, Sarah Tallman, and Juliano Nunes, developing roles she then performed in their respective world premieres. 

Follow Amy on Instagram @potter.amy.

Click below to see Amy’s roles.

2022-23 Season

  • Onegin (Cranko) Tatiana, Madame Larina
  • Concerto Barocco (Balanchine)
  • Return to a Strange Land (Kylián)
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) Snow Queen, Sugar Plum Fairy, Waltz of the Flowers


  • Orange (Nunes) – Ballet West in the Garden, Red Butte Garden Amphitheater, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Galantheae (LaPlane) – Ballet West in the Garden, Red Butte Garden Amphitheater, Salt Lake City, Utah

2021-22 Season

  • Dracula (Stevenson) Pas de Trois, Bride, Old Woman
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) Doll, Snow Queen, Spanish, Mirlitons, Waltz of the Flowers Pas de Deux, Sugar Plum Fairy
  • Romeo + Juliet (Smuin) Rosaline, Capulet Harlot, Montague Harlot
  • Glass Pieces (Robbins) “Rubric”
  • Carmina Burana (Fonte)
  • Galantheae (LaPlane) Choreographic Festival (Rose Wagner Theater, Salt Lake City)
  • Orange (Nunes) Choreographic Festival (Rose Wagner Theater, Salt Lake City)


  • Paquita (Kunikova, after Petipa) – Ballet West in the Garden, Red Butte Garden Amphitheater, Salt Lake City, Utah

2013-14 Season

  • The Firebird (Christensen) Princess (Kingsbury Hall, Salt Lake City)
  • Who Cares? (Balanchine)
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) Doll, Arabian
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Sklute after Petipa) Fairy of Beauty, Aurora’s Friend, The White Cat
  • Forgotten Land (Kylián)
  • Divertimento #15 (Balanchine)
  • Paths (Anderson) Innovations (Rose Wagner Theater, Salt Lake City)

2012-13 Season

  • But Never Doubt I Love (Pickett)
  • The Lottery (Caniparoli)
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen)
  • Cinderella (Ashton) The Stars
  • Jewels (Balanchine) Emeralds, Diamonds
  • Mercurial Landscape (Gates)

2011-12 Season

  • Dracula (Stevenson)
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen)
  • Don Quixote (Holmes after Petipa)
  • The Little Mermaid (Robinson-Harris and Dolkas)


Waltz of the Flowers, Christensen’s The Nutcracker; photo by Beau Pearson