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Emily Adams is an American ballet dancer and choreographer.Originally from Newtown, PA, she trained at the School of American Ballet before joining Ballet West II in 2005 and the main company in 2007. She was promoted to Principal Artist in 2015.

She began choreographing as a student, participating in the New York Choreographic Institute’s Spring Session 2004. Emily has created six ballets for Ballet West.  Her  most recent work, 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.

Emily Adams
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