Amy Pender was born in England, but mostly grew up in Norway.
She has a BA of Modern Theatre dance from Amsterdam University of the Arts and graduated in 2014. During her last year of school, she was an apprentice with the Icelandic Dance Company. As a dancer, her work mainly revolves around working for and in collaboration with other dance artists. She has among others worked with choreographers and companies such as Spitfire Dance Company (CZ), Blenard Azizaj (DE/AL), Cecilia Moisio (NL/FIN), Liat Waysboort (NL/IL), and Yaniv Cohen (NO).
However - Lately she has also started focusing on smaller collaborative projects and developing her own work. Her research project “Alenetid” along with somatic practices such as Klein technique and Feldenkrais have become important fundaments of her practice as a dance artist.