Emily Adams - Ballet West Soloist

Born: Newtown, Pennsylvania

Joined Ballet West II: 2005
Joined Ballet West: 2007
Promoted to Demi-Soloist: 2011
Promoted to Soloist: 2013 

Training: The School of American Ballet, Studio Maestro, Ballet Technique, and Princeton Ballet. Also studied with Christina Fagundes, Lincoln Jones, and Nancy Bielski. Attended summer programs at the School of American Ballet, San Francisco Ballet School, Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell, and the Royal Ballet School.

Current Repertoire:  The world premiere of Megan Furse’s Le Chant de la Terre; Bronislava Nijinska’s Les Biches; Michel Fokine’s Polovetsian Dances; the world premiere of Peggy Dolkas’ “Yes, But How Did You Get There?”; Adam Sklute’s newly conceived and produced versions of Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty; John Butler's Carmina Burana; Jiri Kylian's Sinfonietta; George Balanchine’s Serenade, Agon, Chaconne, Stars and Stripes, Prodigal Son, and The Four Temperaments; and the 2011 world premiere of Avichai Scher's White Noise.

Additional Information: Performed in several ballets with New York City Ballet as an advanced student at SAB and choreographed ballets for two SAB student choreography workshops. Was invited at age 17 by Peter Martins, artistic director of New York City Ballet, to choreograph for the New York Choreographic Institute’s Spring Session in 2004. Danced a principle role in Tribute, a new work by Christopher D’Amboise, during SAB’s 2005 Student Workshop.  Was a guest artist with Suzanne Farrell Ballet in June 2007, performing in George Balanchine's Slaughter on Tenth Avenue at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.