Dance Festival: Emilie Gerrity

Corps De Ballet
New York City Ballet

gerritywebEmilie Gerrity was born in Danbury, Connecticut, and began her dance training at the age of five at Betty Jean’s Dance Studio in Wappingers Falls, New York before studying at the New Paltz School of Ballet. Ms. Gerrity attended summer courses at the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet, during the summers of 2004, 2005, and 2006, before enrolling as a full time student in winter 2006.

While at SAB, she performed George Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco as part of ProtĂ©gĂ©s II at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. in June 2008.

Ms. Gerrity joined NYCB as an apprentice in 2009 and joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in September 2010. Ms. Gerrity was a recipient of the Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise in 2009. Since joining the Company she has been featured in Peter Martins’ The Sleeping Beauty, Jerome Robbins’ I’m Old Fashioned and Christopher Wheeldon’s Soirée Musical in addition to originating roles by Peter Martins, Benjamin Millepied and Justin Peck.