Born in Queensland, Australia, Emily Smith trained with Tanya Pearson, the Vienna State Opera Ballet School and the Royal Ballet School. She has danced with The Royal Ballet, where her repertory included roles in Swan Lake, Cinderella and Giselle. She joined Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2011.
Frederick Ashton: The Dream (Fairies)
George Balanchine: Serenade
David Bintley: Beauty and the Beast (Birds of the Air, Vixen), Tombeaux, Carmina burana, 'Still Life' at the Penguin Café and Hobson's Choice
Kenneth MacMillan: Elite Syncopations ('The Golden Hours')
Peter Wright's productions of The Nutcracker (Mirlitons, Snowflakes) and The Sleeping Beauty (White Cat, Aurora's Friends), and Peter Wright and Galina Samsova's production of Swan Lake (Cygnets)
Mathias's Desert Island Discs
In the run up to the world premiere of The Tempest, we spoke to choreographer David Bintley and the dancers creating the lead roles in his magical new ballet. Here Mathias Dingman (Ariel) shares the Desert Island Discs he'd want were he to be stranded on Prospero's magical isle.