Emily Porter began her ballet training in Coos Bay, Oreg. On invitation to dance on scholarship at Marin Dance Theatre, Ms. Porter moved to San Rafael, Calif. to train under the instruction of Margaret Swarthout. Ms. Porter performed school productions of Swan Lake and Raymonda variations as well as self-choreographed contemporary pieces. She received Youth America Grand Prix awards and has attended summer programs at ABT, Ballet Arizona, Oregon Ballet Academy, and Eugene Ballet Academy. She is honored to be a part of BalletMet’s 2019-20 season.