Joined KCB in 2016
Company Member Emily Mistretta began her training at Inland Pacific Ballet Academy in native Montclair, California. In 2005, Ms. Mistretta joined Boston Ballet School on scholarship and in 2006, She joined Boston Ballet II. She was promoted to Corps de Ballet in 2008. After a 10 year career with Boston Ballet, Ms. Mistretta joined Kansas City Ballet in 2016. Throughout her career with both Boston Ballet and Kansas City Ballet, she has danced leading roles in works by Jiří Kylián, George Balanchine, Alexander Ekman, Ohad Naharin, Jorma Elo, Jerome Robbins, Yuri Yanowsky, William Forsythe, and debuted as Marguerite in Val Caniparoli’s Lady of the Camellias. Some of the classical and contemporary ballets in which Ms. Mistretta has been featured include Bella Figura, In the Middle Somewhat Elevated, Wings of Wax, Tar and Feathers, Symphony of Psalms, Petit Mort, La Bayadère, The Sleeping Beauty, The Concert, Jewels, Symphony in C, Coppélia, Serenade, Episodes, Divertimento No. 15, Symphony in Three Movements, Giselle, Les Sylphides, Antique Epigraphs, The Lottery, Cacti, Petal, In the Upper Room and The Lady of the Camellias.