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Emily Adams

Emily Adams danced the role of Sally in Migle and the Bugs

Emily Adams has dedicated a lifetime to the performance, choreography, and pedagogy of classical ballet. A BFA Ballet undergraduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts and a MFA Drama & Theatre Graduate from the University of Hawaii, Emily pursued her New York professional training with master teachers Igor Schwezoff, Igor Youskevitch, Leon Danilien, Benjamin Harkarvy and Margaret Craske. She performed nationally with the New York Ballet Repertory Company, performing as a soloist in Jose Limon's La Malinche, Anne Sokolow's Ballade, Raymonda, Swan Lake and Napoli; other professional credits include the New York Chamber Dance Ensemble, Hawaii Dance Theatre, John Davidson's mid-Atlantic tour of Oklahoma and the Duo Ridels Dance &amb; Comedy Team. She has been on the dance faculties of Radford College, New York State University, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Emily has produced choreography for the Chapel Hill Ballet, the Greensboro Ballet, Busch Garden Dancers, N.C. Shakespeare Festival, and UNCG's productions of Pippin, Pirates of Penzance, Oklahoma, and Camelot. She has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the N.C. Arts Council, and the United Arts Council of Greensboro to produce the Greensboro Ballet Festival in the 1980's. Prior to joining the Greensboro Performing Arts Academy staff, she directed the Ballet Arts Studio in Greensboro for nineteen years.