Emmie Strickland is a driven ballet dancer and conservation enthusiast located in New York City. She began dancing in her hometown Fredericksburg, Virginia, and attended summer intensives with several ballet companies throughout the country and abroad, from Nashville to Copenhagen. From 2012-2014, she was a trainee with Richmond Ballet, afterwards dancing with several other companies. In 2016-2017, Emmie danced with Nevada Ballet Theatre in Las Vegas, where she had the opportunity to perform multiple full-length ballets as well as perform in a collaborative performance with Cirque du Soleil artists. She most recently danced with New York-based company BalletNext, performing with them in the city and elsewhere.