Emily Adams

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Joined Ballet West II: 2005
Joined Ballet West: 2007
Promoted to Demi-Soloist: 2011
Promoted to Soloist: 2013
Promoted to Principal: 2015

2015-16 Season

  • Who Cares? (Balanchine ) On Tour – Northrup Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Soloist
  • Overgrown Path (Kylian) (Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City)
  • Symphony in C (Balanchine) First and Second movement principal (Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City)
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) Snow Queen, Sugar Plum Fairy, Waltz of the flowers soloist Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City)
  • Romeo and Juliet (Cranko) Lady Capulet, Lady Rosaline, (Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City)
  • The Rite of Spring (Fonte) (Salt Lake City, Capitol Theatre)
  • Afternoon of a Faun (Robbins) (Salt Lake City, Capitol Theatre)
  • In Memorium (Ruud) (Salt Lake City, Rose Wagner Theater)
  • Barre Spot (Sellars) (Salt Lake City, Rose Wagner Theater)
  • Fragments of Simplicity (Oguma) (Salt Lake City, Rose Wagner Theater)
  • Lyric Pieces (Lang) (Salt Lake City, Rose Wagner Theater)

 

2014–15 Season

  • In The Middle Somewhat Elevated (Forsythe) (Grand America Hotel Ballroom, Salt Lake City, Utah) Woman #2
  • Giselle (Sklute after Perrot/Coralli) Myrthe, Bathilde, (Salt Lake City, JEQ Capitol Theater)
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) Snow Queen, Sugar Plum Fairy, Hostess, Arabian Soloist, Meirilton Soloist, Waltz of the Flowers Soloist, (Salt Lake City, JEQ Capitol Theater)
  • Swan Lake (Sklute, after Petipa) Pas de Trois , Tall Swans, Princess (Salt Lake City, JEQ Capitol Theater)
  • Square Dance (Balanchine) Principa, l (Salt Lake City, JEQ Capitol Theater)
  • In The Middle Somewhat Elevated (Forsythe) Woman 2 (Salt Lake City, JEQ Capitol Theater)

On Tour

  • The Lottery (Caniparoli) On Tour – On Tour -Royal Theater, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Mrs. Summers
  • In The Middle Somewhat Elevated (Forsythe) On Tour – Royal Theater, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Woman #2
  • Divertimento No. 15  (Balanchine) On Tour – Belcher Center, Longview, Texas, Principal
  • Divertimento No. 15 (Balanchine) On Tour – Winspear Opera House, Dallas, Texas, Principal
  • In The Middle, Somewhat Elevated (Forsythe) On Tour – Winspear Opera House, Dallas, Texas. Woman #2
  • Games (Pickett) On Tour – Joyce Theater, New York City, New York
  • The Sixth Beauty (Neenan) On Tour – Joyce Theater, New York City, New York
  • The Lottery (Caniparoli) On Tour – Joyce Theater, New York City, New York, Mrs.Summers
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) On Tour- Austad Auditorium, Ogden, Utah Hostess, Arabian Soloist, Waltz of the Flowers Soloist
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) On Tour – Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. Hostess, Arabian Soloist, Waltz of the Flowers Soloist
  • Divertimento No. 15 (Balanchine) Principal, On Tour – Aspen Performing Arts Center, Aspen, Colorado

Choreography

  • Homage (Salt Lake City, Rose Wagner Theater)

2013–14 Season

  • The Sleeping Beauty (Sklute after Petipa) – Lilac Fairy, Carabosse, Fairy Temperament
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) – Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen,
  • Arabian, Flowers lead
  • The Firebird (Christensen) – princess
  • Petite Mort (Kylian) – 1st pas de deux
  • Who Cares? (Balanchine) – demi soloist
  • Divertimento #15 (Balanchine) – principal
  • Forgotten Land – white couple

Selected World Premiere Roles Created for Her

  • The Rite of Spring (Fonte)
  • The Sixth Beauty (Neenan) – Principal
  • Great Souls (Ruud) – soul

Choreography

  • Mixed Signals

On Tour

  • The Sleeping Beauty (Sklute after Petipa) – Fairy Temperament – Chicago Auditorium Theatre
  • Rubies (Balanchine) – soloist– Chicago Auditorium Theatre
  • The Lottery (Caniporoli) – Mrs. Summers – Chicago Auditorium Theatre

2012–13 Season

  • Cinderella (Ashton) – Fairy Godmother, Fairy Summer
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) – Snow Queen, Arabian, Flowers lead
  • Jewels (Balanchine) – Emeralds 2nd principal, Rubies soloist, Diamonds demi soloist
  • Bolero (Fonte)
  • But Never Doubt I Love (Pickett) – soloist
  • Trapped (Ruud) – 3rd pas de deux 

Selected World Premiere Roles Created for Her

  • The Lottery (Caniporoli) – Mrs. Summers
  • Mechanism (Smith)

On Tour

  • Emeralds (Balanchine) – principal #2 – Smith Center, Las Vegas
  • Paquita (Kunikova after Petipa) – soloist – New York Fall for Dance Festival
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) – Flowers lead, Arabian – The Kennedy Center, Washington DC

2011–12 Season

  • Dracula (Stevenson) – Bride, Innkeeper’s wife
  • Don Quixote (Holmes after Petipa) – Friend of Kitri, Bridesmaid
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) – Flowers lead, Arabian, Hostess
  • Paquita (Kunikova after Petipa) – soloist
  • Emeralds (Balanchine) – principal #2
  • Petite Mort (Kylian) – 1st pas de deux

Selected World Premiere Roles Created for Her

  • Descent (Bearden)

Choreography

  • Forces at Play

On Tour

  • The Four Temperaments (Balanchine) – 1st theme – Wolf Trap Park for the Performing Arts
  • Grand Synthesis (Shields) – Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts

2010–11 Season

  • The Sleeping Beauty (world premiere Sklute after Petipa) – Fairy Temperament, White Cat
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) – Arabian, Hostess, Mirlitons
  • The Four Temperaments (Balanchine) – 1st theme, Chorleric
  • Carmina Burana (Butler)
  • Chaconne (Balanchine) – pas de trois
  • Sinfonietta (Kylian)
  • Trapped (Ruud) – 4th pas de deux

Selected World Premiere Roles Created for Her

  • Descent (Bearden)

Choreography

  • Regarding Us

On Tour

  • Serenade (Balanchine) – Chicago Dancing Festival

2009-10 Season

  • Swan Lake (world premiere of Sklute after Petipa) – Hungarian Princess
  • The Nutcracker (Christensen) – Arabian, Hostess, Mirlitons
  • The Dream (Ashton) – Fairy
  • Serenade (Balanchine)
  • Stars & Stripes (Balanchine)
  • Agon (Balanchine) – 1st pas de trois
  • Songs of the Valley (Marks)
  • Polovtsian Dances (Fokine)
  • But Never Doubt I Love (Pickett ) – soloist

Selected World Premiere Roles Created for Her

  • Outward (DeYoung)
  • Descent (Bearden)

On Tour

  • Les Biches (Nikinska) – New York Fall for Dance Festival

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.