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Emilie Gerrity was born in Danbury, Connecticut, and began her dance training at the age of five at Betty Jean's Dance Studio in Wappingers Falls, New York before studying at the New Paltz School of Ballet.

Ms. Gerrity attended summer courses at the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet, during the summers of 2004, 2005, and 2006, before enrolling as a full-time student in winter 2006.

While at SAB, she performed George Balanchine's Concerto Barocco as part of Protégés II at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. in June 2008. Ms. Gerrity was named as an apprentice in 2009 and joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in September 2010.

In February 2017, Ms. Gerrity was promoted to soloist.


Ms. Gerrity was a recipient of the Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise in 2009.

Portrait © Paul Kolnik


  • Agon
  • Apollo
  • Ballo della Regina
  • Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet
  • Coppélia (Prayer)
  • Cortège Hongrois
  • Divertimento No. 15
  • Emeralds
  • Episodes
  • Firebird
  • The Four Temperaments (Sanguinic)
  • Harlequinade (La Bonne Fée)
  • Kammermusik No. 2
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (Hermia, Titania)
  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Dewdrop, Sugarplum Fairy, Flowers, Coffee)
  • Raymonda Variations
  • Serenade
  • Stravinsky Violin Concerto
  • Symphony in C
  • Symphony in Three Movements
  • La Valse


  • Bournonville Divertissements (Pas de Six from Napoli and Abdallah)


  • SOMETHING TO DANCE ABOUT Jerome Robbins, Broadway to Ballet


  • Summerspace


  • Lineage


  • Fearful Symmetries
  • The Red Violin
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Emerald, Tenderness)
  • Swan Lake (Pas de Quatre, Russian)


  • Pulcinella Variations
  • The Times Are Racing


  • Namouna, A Grand Divertissement
  • Russian Seasons


  • Antique Epigraphs
  • The Concert
  • Concertino
  • Dances at a Gathering
  • The Four Seasons (Summer)
  • Glass Pieces
  • The Goldberg Variations
  • I'm Old Fashioned
  • In the Night
  • Moves
  • N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz
  • Piano Pieces
  • Something to Dance About


  • Carousel (A Dance)
  • DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse
  • Polyphonia
  • Soirée Musicale

Lauren Lovette

  • For Clara

Benjamin Millepied

  • Neverwhere

Andrea Miller

  • sky to hold

Matthew Neenan

  • The Exchange

Justin Peck

  • Bright
  • In Creases

Myles Thatcher

  • Polaris

Kim Brandstrup

  • Jeux

Warren Carlyle

  • SOMETHING TO DANCE ABOUT Jerome Robbins, Broadway to Ballet

Pontus Lidberg

  • The Shimmering Asphalt

Peter Martins

  • Ocean's Kingdom

Justin Peck

  • The Most Incredible Thing
  • Paz de la Jolla
  • Year of the Rabbit

Alexei Ratmansky

  • Odessa

Inside the Repertory

Divertimento No 15

Reflecting on her personal journey with the sparkling Divertimento No. 15, Balanchine's only work set to a score by Mozart, Emilie Gerrity shares her dreams of dancing in the ballet as a student and the experience she gained appearing in its corps de ballet for many years before taking on one of the highly technical principal roles after recovering from an injury.


Piano Pieces with Emilie Gerrity

Though the Reverie Pas de Deux from Piano Pieces is no walk in the park, Emilie Gerrity describes the nuanced and humane quality of Robbins' choreography as "wandering around, with a thought in your mind, and intention behind it.