A Native of England, Emily grew up in China and Thailand and trained for two years with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School Graduate program before joining the company in 2015. Before moving to the United States, Simpson’s training spanned a number of international programs. She was an international trainee at the Vaganova Ballet Academy in Saint Petersburg, toured to China with the Goh Ballet Academy of Canada, and trained at Chiang Mai Ballet academy of Thailand and the Nydza School of Dance and Performing arts in England. While abroad, she performed with the Mariinsky Ballet Theatre and the Hermitage Theatre with Vaganova Academy. Since joining the company, Simpson has performed the lead role of Marie in Terrence S. Orr’s The Nutcracker, as well as Arabian. She performed in William Forsythe’s In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated and Jiří Kylián’s Sinfonietta, as well as many other roles with PBT in Giselle, Le Corsaire, Swan Lake, La Bayadère, Romeo and Juliet and George Balanchine’s Western Symphony, among others. Emily is looking forward to her fourth season with PBT.