Emily Orzada is originally from Newark, Delaware where she began her ballet training at Mid-Atlantic Ballet under the direction of Patrick Korstange. After high school, she studied at The University of the Arts as a Dance major and was mentored by many established ballet, modern and jazz instructors. In 2014, Emily joined the Ballet Theatre of Maryland as a trainee with Artistic Director, Dianna Cuatto. While at BTM, she performed with the company in their performances of The Nutcracker, A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream, Cinderella, Carmen and Sleeping Beauty, to name a few. During the 2017-18 season, she was an Apprentice at Fort Wayne Ballet, with Artistic Director, Karen Gibbons-Brown. At Fort Wayne, she danced in many productions, her favorite role being the lead Mazurka in Coppelia, mentored by Ms. Eleonora Pokhitonova. Most recently she was a Company Artist with Ballet Hartford under Elizabeth McMillian, where she performed classical and contemporary repertoire by Stephen Pier, Elizabeth McMillian and Michelle Thompson Ulerich. During the summer of 2019, Emily trained at the City Ballet of San Diego where she worked closely with New York City Ballet Principal Dancers Megan Fairchild, Ashely Bouder and Daniel Ulbricht. Emily has also had the opportunity to work with other outstanding artists such as Christopher Fleming and honored to be a Guest Artist with Mid-Atlantic Ballet and Three Rivers Dance during her professional career.