Downloadable copy: Emily Shellabarger resume

Emily Shellabarger

Performance Experience

Collision – Ballet Arkansas 2019

Contemporary Ballet performance choreographed by Micheal Fothergill

Gender Queer – Co-Choreographed with Jessica Brasher 2019


Chiaroscuro – Senior Capstone project 2019

Self-choreographed work including a solo and group performance

Costume Assistant Ballet Arkansas The Nutcracker 2015-2018

As You Like It – UA Little Rock 2019

The Goddess/Ballet Dancer/ Dance Captain

Flotsam – UA Little Rock 2018

Self-choreographed group modern piece

Breaking Bones and Taking Thrones – Red Key Dance Theater 2018

Site specific modern dance performance

Costume assistant at The Rock Ballet School 2018

Dance Tour Company UA Little Rock 2017-2018

The All Night Strut – The University of Arkansas at Little Rock 2017


Sweet Charity – Argenta Community Theatre 2017


Southland Park Gaming and Racing Commercial – Winter 2016

Wedding guest, extra

Bodyworks 2016-2019

Modern and contemporary ballet performances once a year

Senior Capstone Projects Spring 2016

Performed in Six Dances, and Comes Again Another Day.

Fall dance Harvest – 2015-2018

Modern and contemporary ballet performances once a year

Ballet Arkansas –Nutcracker 13 seasons    

Snow & Flowers (Twice), Arabian tea, Lead Angel and Rat (Twice), Party Girl, Solider (Twice), Chinese, Bon-Bon, Party Girl, Mouse (twice)

Performed in the Youth American Grand Prix 2014, 2015

Esmerelda, Variation from Raymonda

CARTI festival of fashion December 2014

Opened and closed the show

Boo at The Zoo October 2010-2014


Turning Pointe Gala April 2014

Choreography by Deanna Karelheim

Ballet Arkansas and Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Youth Collaboration November 2013

Excerpts from Swan Lake

Other Education

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock – Little Rock, AR Spring 2019

Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance Performance, NHSDA honors, Magna Cum Laude

eStem High School – Little Rock, AR

High School Diploma, with Honors, May 2015

Special Skills

  • Singing (soprano)
  • Acting
  • PADI certified SCUBA diver
  • Rock climbing
  • WordPress Proficiency
  • Video Editing
  • Photography
  • Effective leadership and management
  • Good Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Self-Management
  • Volunteer Work


  • Full scholarship to the Accademia Dell’Arte
  • Member of the National Honors Society for Dance Arts with honors
  • Dean’s list 2015-2019
  • Chancellors Leadership Scholarship
  • Departmental Dance Scholarship


Summer program at the Accademia Dell’Arte in Arezzo, Italy 2019

Chaperone/Costume shop work/Dancer at The Rock Ballet School Summer Intensive Philadelphia, PA 2018

Complexions Contemporary Ballet Winter Intensive 2018

Masterclass with Robert Hill 2016 

UALR Dance Department Fall 2015 to Spring 2019

Masterclass with Kiyon Gaines 2013-2016

 Shuffles & Ballet 2 June 1999 to 2015

I have danced at Shuffles & Ballet 2 since I was almost three years old. I have taken Pre-Professional Level 3 and take Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, and Hip Hop. I also take private ballet lessons with Ms. Arleen Sugano weekly.

Arleen Sugano’s Summer Intensive 2014-2016

Ballet Arkansas Summer Intensive Summer 2014

Studied Musical Theater, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Contemporary with Ballet Arkansas company members

Masterclass with Michelle Gifford January 2014

Ballet Arkansas Summer Intensive Summer 2013

Studied ballet with Ballet Arkansas company members and guest teachers.

Mini-Intensives with Lauren McCarty Horak, Leslie Dodge, & Alison Stodola Wilson Summer 2013

Studied Ballet, Tap, Jazz and modern

Int. Advanced Ballet Class with David Howard at STEPS on Broadway Summer 2013

Ballet Arkansas Junior Company 2012-2015

Took Saturday classes with the company. Also participated in master classes and volunteered at Turning Pointe and other events.

Shreveport Ballet Summer Intensive Summer 2012

Studied Jazz, Ballet, and Variations

Multiple master classes with Greg Sample 2012-2015