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. Where she danced in many productions, her favorite role being the lead Mazurka in Coppelia, mentored by Ms. Eleonora Pokhitonova. Emily was previously a Company Artist with Ballet Hartford where she performed classical and contemporary repertoire. Emily is currently a Co-Founder, Company Artist and Public Relations Director of New England Ballet Collective. Ms. Emily has a background in teaching ballet, pointe, modern, jazz and contemporary and is very excited to begin teaching at Doreen’s Dance Center this year!