amy rosslind

Triple threat, Amy Rosslind is no stranger to the entertainment industry. Amy began studying dance, drama and musical theatre at the Waterfront Theatre School in Cape Town, however her dance career sky rocketed after winning the Nike Dance to L.A competition in 2006 where she represented Africa at the finals held in Amsterdam, competing against 27 other countries. Just a few weeks after returning to South Africa, Nike contracted Amy as the official Nike Ambassador, Pro Athlete and face of Nike Women – a contract which Nike renewed numerous times. Her face can be seen in Nike campaigns around the world and 2008 saw Amy Rosslind as the first South African to have her picture on the front store window of Nike Town in Oxford Street, London. Amy has also graced the store walls and windows of Nike concept stores and billboards around South Africa. Amy has performed and trained around the world with some of the dance industry’s finest. In Los Angeles Amy trained with creator of Krump – Lil C and Tight Eyez as well as Jamie King, choreographer to names such as Justin Timberlake, Janet Jackson and Britney Spears – to name a few – as well as the creator of Madonna’s confessions tour. In New York, Amy trained at Broadway Dance Centre under legends such as Buda Stretch, Brian ‘Footwork’ Green, Marjory Smith, Ejoe Wilson, Archie Burntette, Tyrone Proctor and various others as well as famous commercial dance duo; Jonte and Ramone, personal choreographers to Beyonce. Amy’s most memorable performances and career achievements include; touring with Gayton Mckenzie on the ‘Where we want to be’ campaign (A government initiative) as a performer and motivational speaker, performance at the Nike Media Awards held in Portland Oregon, a dance benefit to raise funds for South African Dancers at The Knitting Factory in New York, as well as taking her stage production; A New Perspective, to the Grahemstown Festival which she created, choreographed and performed in. By the time Amy was 21 years old, she had won the 17 Magazine Top Teen Achiever’s Awards in the next big thing category, she was one of Cosmopolitan’s Top 30 most successful women of 2007 and was nominated for an Olay Woman of the Year Award in the Legend in Sport Category. Count of Eight Entertainment cc – Amy’s entertainment company, was registered in 2008 and has been training professional performers and creating various works since then, clients include; Seventeen Magazine, Heart 104.9FM, Schwartzkopf International, SABC, Rapid Blue Productions, E.TV and Endemol SA as well as music videos for various South African Local artists – most recently. In 2013, Amy choreographed and performed in the Samsung Galaxy S4 launch around South Africa, choreographed for one of the couples of the top 10 of season 3 of So You Think You Can Dance South Africa as well as Season 3 of Step Up or Step Out, after working on Step Up or Step Out Seasons 1 & 2 as expert consultant and dance researcher. Amy also made her debut on South African hit day time drama soap opera, Generations in 2013. Apart from dance and television related work Amy has worked on numerous fashion related projects as a model and has performed as a featured vocalist on projects for popular underground indie bands as well as commercial deep house producers. Count of Eight Entertainment has recently merged with BashBeatStudios, founded and run by critically acclaimed dancer and choreographer Basheer Moolman – to become The Studio, a full entertainment solutions company situated in Northriding Johannesburg. Amy is a 50% owner in The Studio where is also a principle choreographer, teacher and performer. Whether on stage, in front of the camera or behind the mic, Amy is always making waves in the entertainment industry.

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