Meet Sarasota Ballet’s Emelia Perkins

Emelia Perkins stands out onstage—not because she’s trying to catch your eye, but because her crystal-clear classical
technique and natural charisma draw you to her. When Sarasota Ballet performed at New York City’s Joyce Theater last August, the coryphée sparkled in a devilish variation in Sir Frederick Ashton’s Birthday Offering and made floorwork look effortless in the world premiere of Jessica Lang’s Shades of Spring.