Emily Green, Ballet Mistress
Emily Green began her ballet training at the CalvertBrodie School in her hometown of Columbia, SC. She was awarded the Michael Lland scholarship at age 9 and began to study dance seriously, attending classes 6 days per week. She became a member of Ann Brodie's Carolina Ballet Company and as a senior company member performed such roles in the "Nutcracker" as Clara/Sugar Plum Fairy (Barishnikov version, partnered by Charles Askegard, Principal NYCB), Snow Queen (partnered by Alberto Jiminez, Miami Hispanic Ballet), Dew Drop Fairy and Columbine. Other roles included Cinderella (title role, partnered by Alberto Jiminez, Miami Hispanic Ballet), Ramunda (title role), Tarentella (soloist), Sleeping Beauty (soloist), Pas de Quatre (soloist), and La Bayadere (soloist).
At age 12, Emily auditioned for the renowned School of American Ballet ("SAB") in New York City. She was awarded a scholarship for SAB's Summer Intensive Program and continued to study there during the summers until age 15. That year, Emily was awarded a full scholarship to SAB's Winter Residency program. She and her mother moved to NY where she was fortunate to study with such illustrious teachers as Peter Martins, Stanley Williams, Antonina Tumkovsky, Andrei Kramaresky, Jock Soto, Kay Mazzo, Suki Shorer, Susan Pilar and Katrina Killian some of whom still teach at the school. While at SAB, Emily performed in NEW YORK CITY BALLET Spring Galas, in Nutcracker with Stamford City Ballet and in student workshops. She also attended summer workshops at American Ballet Theatre and Joffrey Ballet Company.
Emily attended additional workshops/Master Classes with Gelsey Kirkland, American Ballet Theater, John Magnus, Joffrey Ballet, Edward Villella, Director, Miami City Ballet, Stoner Winslet, Director, Virginia State Ballet, Shamiel Yagudin, Ballet Master, Bolshoi Ballet, Kyra Strasberg, Boston Ballet Company, Ashley Tuttle, American Ballet Theater and Maya Plisetskaya, Bolshoi Ballet, Prima Ballerina Assoluta.
Emily developed a love of musical theatre as a young child and performed the title role in a regional production of Annie at age 11. At age 18 she attended her first Broadway audition. A few weeks later she was a member of the touring company of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera. She ultimately did two tours with the show. Emily has performed in commercials, movies, and music videos in LA and NY and was a member of Cedar Lake Ensemble in NY for 2 years.
Because of these training and pe rformance opportunities, Emily is passionate about teaching dance to students of all ages. In class, she helps students of all levels work on bodyplacement, inner strength, proper technique and performance skills, and encourages them to progress at their own pace. Consequently her students learn to love dance, as well as appreciate how much work, time, and effort it can demand. They also learn to love what they can do when they work hard under expert guidance.
Emily loves the opportunity to share her passion, talent, work ethic, and ability to communicate dance, just as so many gifted teachers and dancers have done for her.
Emily resides in North Charlotte with her husband and daughter.