Emma Stratton

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    Free Trial Classes Saturday, June 10

    Saturday Sampler June 10
    Ballet Depot Studios, 506 West Michigan Street

    10:00-10:30 Creative Movement (age 3-5 yrs)
    10:30-11:00 Pre-Ballet (age 6-7 yrs)
    11:00-11:30 Ballet Technique (ages 8-10
    11:30-12:00 Ballet Technique (age 11-adult)
    12:00-12:30 Beginning Tap (age 10-adult)
    12:30-1:00 Jazz (age 12-adult)
    1:00-1:30 Modern (age 12-adult)

    No reservations needed. It’s great chance for children, teens, and adults to try a free class or two and for ballet students new to the school to be placed at the most appropriate level.

    No need to come in special dancewear for the Sampler; come in comfortable clothing.

    Information: Call the Ballet, 218-529-3742

    Summer at the Ballet

    Summer is always an exciting place at the School of the Minnesota Ballet, a chance not only to work on ballet technique but to explore and enjoy other dance styles such as jazz, character, tap, and modern.

    To see all the class offerings in the Summer Term and the Summer Intensive, click on School/Summer Programs.

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    Emma Stratton

    Emma, a native of Austin, Texas, has done the majority of her training with Radenko Pavlovich. She pursued additional summer training on scholarship at the Harid Conservatory and the Kirov Academy. She was a Finalist at the World Ballet Competitions in 2010 and 2011, a Boston International Ballet Competition Finalist in 2011, a YAGP New York Finalist in 2012, and a YAGP Top 12 Regional Finalist in 2011 and 2012. In 2012 she received honorable mention in the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts’ YoungArts competition. From 2012-2014, Emma was a member the Colorado Ballet studio company, where she performed roles in Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella, among others. From 2014 to 2016, she was a member of Columbia Classical Ballet in South Carolina and performed roles such as Pas de Trois and Pas de Quatre in Swan Lake, “Waltz of the Snowflakes” Pas and Arabian in The Nutcracker, and Diana and Acteon in La Esmeralda. Emma performed the role of Belle in Charleston City Ballet’s Beauty and the Beast as a part of the Piccolo Spoleto festival in 2015 and has been invited to perform as a guest artist and in galas across the southeast.