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Emily Adams is an American ballet dancer and choreographer. She trained at the School of American Ballet before joining Ballet West where she has been a Principal Artist since 2015. Emily began choreographing as a student and was invited by Peter Martins to participate in the New York Choreographic Institute’s Spring Session 2004. Emily has created six ballets for Ballet West; most recently, The Thing with Feathers, featured an original score by Sundance
Institute Fellow, Katy Jarzebowski. She was awarded the Utah Arts Festival’s Choreographic Commission in 2017. Her creation, Laden, is now included in Ballet West II’s repertoire. In August 2019, Emily collaborated with The Way of the Rain, Sibylle Szaggers Redford, and composer Tim Janis to create Earth Movements: A Symphony for Ballet. The ballet was presented at the UN 68th International NGO Conference, and featured dancers of Ballet West alongside the Utah Symphony. In July 2022, Emily was one of four choreographers chosen to participate in National Choreographers Initiative under the direction of Molly Lynch where she created Mass Hysterical with an original score by Katy Jarzebowski. Her most recent works include IF THE BODY SPEAKS, which premiered at the Rose Wagner Theater in July 2023, and Ghost at the Party commissioned by Richmond Ballet for their New Works Festival in March
2024. Emily is a 2023 recipient of the Princess Grace Honoraria for Choreography.

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