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Emily Dixon

Emily Dixon

Emily was born in Lubbock, Texas and she was raised in Colleyville, Texas. She received her training at the Ballet Academy of Texas under the direction of Lisa Slagle. Upon graduating high school, Emily joined Tulsa Ballet II where she danced for two seasons. In 2009, Emily accepted a corps de ballet contract with The Sarasota Ballet. During her five seasons in Sarasota, Emily had the opportunity to perform a wide variety of repertoire including works by Sir Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, Christopher Wheeldon, Antony Tudor, Paul Taylor, Sir Peter Wright, Will Tuckett, Matthew Bourne, Dominic Walsh, Peter Darrell, Agnes De Mille, Johan Kobborg, among others. Some highlights in her career include performing in Ashton's Monotones II; 5 girls in Balanchine's Who Cares?; Surabaya Johnny in Christopher Wheeldon's There Where She Loved; Emilia in Peter Darrell's Othello; The Violetta Elvin Solo in Ashton's Birthday Offering; and the pas de deux in Will Tuckett's Speilende Kinder. Other favorite ballets in Emily's repertoire include Balanchine's Donizetti Variations, The Four Temperaments, Diamonds, Concerto Barocco and Serenade; Ashton's Les Patineurs, La Fille Mal Gardee, and The Two Pigeons. Emily also had the opportunity to perform both Diamonds and Les Patineurs at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. with the Sarasota Ballet. Emily joined Colorado Ballet in 2014 and enjoyed adding works such as Clark Tippet’s Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1, Michael Pink’s Dracula, Christopher Wheeldon’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free, George Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco and Dominic Walsh's Wolfgang (for Webb) to her repertoire. This is Emily's third season with Colorado Ballet. 

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