Ivy Amista was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil where she received her ballet education at Camilla Ballet School. After taking part in the IX. International Seminar of Dance in Brasilia where she won the gold medal, she was awarded a scholarship at the Munich Ballet Academy. For six months she studied at the Heinz Bosl Stiftung in Munich under the direction of Konstanze Vernon. In 2001 Ivy Amista became a member of the Bavarian State Ballet where she was promoted to Demi Soloist in 2004 by Ivan Liska. She has worked on pieces by George Balanchine, John Neumeier, Marius Petipa, Ivan Liska, Mac Millan, Jiri Kylian und Hans van Manen. Ivy Amista made her debut in the role of Princess Florine in “Sleeping Beauty” and danced for the first time in June 2005 the main role of Nikija in "La Bayadere", for which she was awarded the Bavarian Kunstförderpreis from Sparte Tanz. At the beginning of the season 2007/ 2008 she was named Soloist and this season she made her debuts in “Onegin” by John Cranko in the role of Olga, Solo-couple in the third movement of Brahms-Schönberg-Quartet by George Balanchine and in “Grosse Fuge” by Hans van Manen.