Princess Grace Award:
Emilie Leriche (Santa Fe, NM) began her dance training at the age of eight. In 2007 she began her formal dance training at Walnut Hill School for the Arts, with additional summer study at Joffrey Midwest, Complexions Contemporary Ballet and the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. Leriche has performed alongside the dancers of zoe | juniper, and at the WestWave Dance Festival as a member of Maurya Kerr’s tinypistol. Leriche joined Hubbard Street 2 in 2011, was promoted to the main company in 2013, and was named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” for 2015.