Emily Speed

Emily Speed is originally from Argyle, TX and began her professional training under Marina Almayeva. In 2006, she was a Finalist at World Ballet Competition in Orlando, Florida. Emily won first place in the classical division at the 2007 Youth American Grand Prix Regionals. Emily was one out of a hundred participants worldwide who qualified and competed in the 2010 Varna International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria. In 2014, she went to the USA IBC in Jackson, MS. During her career, she has danced professionally with Alabama Ballet, Ballet Tucson and Boulder Ballet and has performed multiple principle and soloist roles. She danced in the Vail Dance Festival in 2015 and 2017. She joined Colorado Ballet in 2014.

Hometown:
Argyle, TX

Dance training and awards:
Began professional training under Marina Almayeva
Finalist at World Ballet Competition in Orlando, Florida in 2006
Won first place in the classical division at the 2007 Youth American Grand Prix Regionals
Qualified and competed in the 2010 Varna International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria
Went to the USA IBC in Jackson, MS in 2014

Joined Colorado Ballet:
2014

Selected roles and ballets:
Flower Girl in Don Quixote
Little Russians in George Balanchine's Serenade
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker
George Balanchine's Concerto Barocco
Antony Tudor's Lilac Garden
Antony Tudor’s Continuo
Daniel Precup's Bolero
Third Act Raymonda
The Wedding Pas de Deux from Don Quixote
The Fairy Doll Pas de Trios staged by Amanda McKerrow and John Gardner
"Scherzo" in Christopher Wheeldon's A Midsummer's Night Dream
Clara in The Nutcracker
Cygnets and Pas de Trois in Swan Lake
Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort
Pink in Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1

More about Emily:
Prior to Colorado Ballet, she danced professionally with Alabama Ballet, Ballet Tucson and Boulder Ballet.

Photos: Emily Speed and Artists of Colorado Ballet by David Andrews

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