Education & Training:
BalletMet trainee program, Le Jeune Dance Academy, and Mason Dance Center
My Friends Call Me:
What is your favorite thing about the Dayton Ballet?
My favorite thing about Dayton Ballet is the people that I work with. From the moment I stepped in the studios, every single one of the dancers and staff have been nothing but kind and welcoming.
Do you have any pre-concert rituals or routines?
One thing I usually do before a show is listen to music while I’m getting ready in the dressing room. My coworkers all laugh at me for this but the song of choice most often is Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas is You”. Even if it’s not the winter time, it will forever be my good luck song for every show, mainly because of a ritual I had at an old studio.
What do you think you’d be doing if you weren’t a professional dancer?
If I wasn’t a professional dancer I probably would have pursued a career in either physical therapy or in nutrition and dietetics.
What is your favorite food or cuisine?
My all time favorite food would have to be oatmeal with peanut butter and bananas because I eat it every single morning!
What do you want patrons to know about you?
I want the patrons to know that I try to put one hundred percent effort into every role. I love to play around and layer new characterization or artistry during the rehearsal process as I get closer and closer to a performance. I just hope to give the audience the best version of each role I am given and make each performance better than the last.
Read Full Biography:
Emily Luria is originally from Mason, Ohio, where she began her dance training with Mason Dance Center. She then went on to finish her high school years training with Le Jeune Dance Academy under the direction of Steve Beirens and Hannah Dorfmueller.
In 2018, Emily was offered a scholarship with BalletMet’s trainee program and performed in several company productions during the 2018-2020 seasons including Edwaard Liang’s Don Quixote, Cinderella, Tributary, and Alice in Wonderland. She also had opportunities to perform and rehearse principal and soloist roles for productions within BalletMet’s trainee program including the Russian Principle from Serenade and Giselle. After two seasons in the trainee program, Emily was promoted to BalletMet’s second company for the 2020-2021 season. As a second company member, Emily danced in multiple classical and contemporary works both within the second company and alongside the main company. She had many opportunities to perform in various roles with the main company, including a classical pas de deux choreographed by Edwaard Liang.
Emily is very excited for her second season with Dayton Ballet.