Reinking-O’Dell Emily


Classical Ballet / Dancer

Originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana, Emily trained and danced at the Fort Wayne Ballet under the direction of Michael Tevlin, Judy Jacob and Robert Kelley. She earned her BSOF in Ballet and Arts Administration from Indiana University in 2000, studying with Leslie Peck, Jacques Cesbron and Violette Verdy. She joined the Louisville Ballet that same year. Emily has enjoyed working with Adam Hougland on Cold Virtues, Devolve, Made to Be Broken, Fragile Stasis and Rite of Spring. Her favorite classical roles include Fairy of Charm in The Sleeping Beauty, Pas de Trois in Raymonda, Red Girls in Les Patineurs, Winter Fairy in Cinderella, Fairy Godmother in Beauty and the Beast, Juanita in Don Quixote, and most recently, Two Swans and Lead Czardas in Swan Lake. Some of her favorite contemporary roles are in Company B, Nine Sinatra Songs, Vivacé, Going for Baroque, Variations Serieuses, In the Glow of the Night, Agon, Rubies and Etesian.

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