Emily Porter began her ballet career on the Oregon Coast and then continued at Marin Dance Theatre in San Rafael, California, with instruction by Margaret Swarthout. She received Youth America Grand Prix awards and attended ABT, Ballet Arizona and other summer programs. In 2019 she joined Ballet Met’s second company directed by Edwaard Liang and also danced works of Alexander Ekman and Gustavo Ramirez Sansano. In 2020 Emily joined The Joffrey Ballet’s studio company under Ashley Wheater and Jose Carayol and performed virtual works by Nicolas Blanc and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. She then proceeded to Jacobs Pillow and received the professional advancement award while dancing under Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Amy Seiwert. And now for the 2021/22 season, Emily is honored to be dancing with Charlotte Ballet with the direction of Hope Muir and is looking forward to the exciting performance opportunities ahead.