Amy Saunder was born in Harare, Zimbabwe and moved to the United States in 2001. She graduated from the North Carolina School of the Arts high school program under the tutelage of Ethan Stiefel and has attended various summer programs on scholarship including Pacific Northwest Ballet, Chautauqua Institute, and Harid Conservatory. She was a trainee with Richmond Ballet for two years and has danced professionally with Eugene Ballet, Eglevsky Ballet, Ballet NY, Terpsicorps dance Theater and is currently a member of The Suzanne Farrell Ballet in Washington DC.