What’s it like being a touring Australian ballerina with an 18-month-old daughter?
Throw in a husband who is also a touring ballet dancer and it’s even more complicated.
Welcome to the life of Amy Harris, a senior artist at the Australian Ballet, who is touring with a toddler.
It’s work life balance, en pointe.
Jarryd Madden, Amy’s Husband, with Willow:
A senior artist at the Australian Ballet, Amy performs up to 200 shows per year; ferrying Willow, her 18-month old girl, between the Opera House, London, and their home in Melbourne.
“You have to be organised”, she tells Holly Wainwright on I Don’t Know How She Does It podcast.
Harris, who began dancing at the age of three, was awarded the Telstra Ballet Dancer Award in 2012 before getting pregnant. The 33-year old says she still ran classes and did pilates up until she was 31 weeks, at which point the number one question she receieved was: ‘Are you going to come back after your baby?’