Emery LeCrone is a dance and choreography artist specializing in concert dance, film, and live performance. Her works often feature collaborations with established fashion designers, composers, lighting designers, and film makers.
With a background in classical ballet, Emery continues to perform professionally with the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. She graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, NC and upon moving to New York focused heavily on a career as a contemporary ballet choreographer.
Her artistic process begins with improvisation and she often explores floor work, expansive porte de bra, intricate partnering, and counterbalance in her unique contemporary ballets. Nature, music, and visual art continue to inspire her process as do the many dancers and artists she collaborates with.
As a dancer Emery has been fortunate enough to work for the North Carolina Dance Theater, New Chamber Ballet, The Metropolitan Opera and with choreographers such as Alexie Ratmansky, Christopher Wheeldon, and Susan Stroman among others.
Her choreography has been twice commissioned by The Solomon R. Guggenheim and The Joyce Theater. She is a 2017 Joyce Theater Creative Resident, a 2012 New York City Center Fellow, and a 2010 New Essential Works recipient.
She has modeled for major design companies: Club Monaco, Frye, Express, and Amazon and her print work includes campaigns for PURE Yoga, Epson Printers, and Draper James.
Her commercial choreography credits include recent works for Vogue, Bolshoi Ballet, Nike, and Clé de Peau Beauté and she has created numerous concert dance works for companies nationally and abroad including Colorado Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theater, Minnesota Dance Theater, St. Louis Ballet, and North Carolina Dance Theater.