Emma Wheeler

Corps de Ballet, Ballet
San Antonio
Front Desk Attendant, School of Ballet
San Antonio

San Francisco, California

Joined BSA:

Promoted to Corps de Ballet in 2023

Originally from San Francisco, Emma began her training under Julianne Spratlin, Henry Berg, Samantha Clark, and Kristin Long at Dance Training Center San Francisco. In 2020, Emma continued her training at Boston Ballet’s School Professional Division at Walnut Hill where she studied with Margaret Tracey, Miranda Weese, Andrea Long, Kathleen Mitchell, and Denise Lewis.  


After graduating in the spring of 2022, Emma joined and began her first season as Apprentice with Ballet San Antonio that fall, and then was promoted to corps de ballet in the spring. 

Emma has also attended summer programs with Dutch National Ballet School, Arizona Ballet School, Boston Ballet School, School of American Ballet, Kaatsbaan, Royal Danish Ballet School, and The Royal Ballet School.  

Get to know Emma

When did you start dancing and why?

I started dancing at age three, but really started to take ballet seriously around age 11. It was at this time I decided to practice more and considered what it would be like to dance as a professional when I grew up. 

What inspired you? What inspires you as a pro?

When I was younger, I was really inspired to dance from watching the older students at my studio. I was fortunate to grow up with great role models I could look up to. As a professional, I am surrounded by amazing and supportive dancers who inspire me every day. 

Why did you choose BSA, and for some both BSA-SBSA?

I chose BSA because I saw the opportunity to work with an excellent director and repertoire. I saw BSA as a place that would challenge me as a dancer, along with giving me wonderful opportunities to grow as an artist an person. I love working with this company and look forward to another season!