Director of Education, Equity and Community Engagement and Associate Director of BalletMet 2
Ambre Emory-Maier, a native of Allentown, PA, is the Director of Education for BalletMet Columbus and Associate Director of BalletMet 2. She was the former Director of Education and Outreach for North Carolina Dance Theatre (NCDT) now Charlotte Ballet. Ms. Emory-Maier also worked as an artistic associate for NCDT 2, the apprentice company of NCDT. Ambre completed her MFA in Choreography and Performance at The Ohio State University, an MA in Dance Reconstruction and Directing from City University of New York and holds a BA in Communications from SUNY Geneseo. Previously, she was a faculty member and Assistant Chairperson in the University of Hartford/Hartford Ballet’s Dance Division. During her 14 years in Connecticut, Ambre worked closely with The Connecticut Opera as a choreographer. Ms. Emory-Maier’s dance training and performance experience have been unique including pedagogical study in the Vaganova method, modern dance study in the Limon and Humphrey/Weidman styles and certification by The Dance Notation Bureau to teach Labanotation. In addition, Ambre trained with noted ballet masters, Truman Finney, Wang Shao Pen and Michael Uthoff and toured the U.S. as principal dancer with Polite Society, a vintage ballroom dance company. Ms. Emory-Maier has presented nationally at the NDEO, Dance Studies Association (DSA), International Council for Kinetography Laban (ICK)L and CORPS DE BALLET conferences. Ambre is nationally certified at the 500-hour level by The Yoga Alliance ® to teach Hatha yoga. Her most recent article, “The Wiggle Jig: A Comprehensive Outreach Program Developed by BalletMet” was published in April 2016 in Dance Education in Practice journal.