KCB Dancer Profile: Emily Mistretta

Now that the dancers have returned for the 2017-2018 Season, we will be providing KCB Dancer Profile posts. Our first profile is that of Emily Mistretta who joined the company in 2016.

Q: How did you become a dancer? When did you start dancing?

A: My Grandmother loved ballet and always wished she could have had the chance to dance. She put my mom into ballet and my mom danced for some time—she even had an apprenticeship with San Francisco Ballet. I’ve taken their love one step further having been a professional for 10 years. So, I’m kind of the culmination of the dream of three generations.

Q: What do you enjoy most about being a dancer?

KC Ballet Dancer Emily Mistretta. The Lottery rehearsals. The Lottery is based on the short story by Shirley Jackson. Photography by Elizabeth Stehling.

A: All of the relationships and friendships are bonds unlike any other I’ve ever experienced. And mostly that time that you get to be on stage dancing with those people.

Q: What are people most surprised to learn about your job as a dancer?

A: That it’s an actual job.

Q: Do you have hobbies or special interests?

A: I love to spend time outside. So much of our time is spent indoors. I love to garden and hike and camp.

 

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