Professional Company

 
 
Courtney Luton

Courtney Luton

Senior Company Member

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CJ Sheffield

CJ Sheffield

Senior Company Member

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Leeanna Shelton

Leeanna Shelton

Senior Company Member

Leeanna is 20 years old and grew up in the Central Florida dance community. She started dancing at the age of 5. Leeanna competed all throughout Florida and has won numerous awards, titles, and scholarships. She graduated from Umatilla High School and now currently attends Seminole State College seeking an AA in Health Science. Leeanna also teaches at Emotions Dance.

 
 
Emily Perkins

Emily Perkins

Senior Company Member


Emily Perkins was born and raised in Memphis, TN. Her mother has been teaching gymnastics for 40 years, so naturally she grew up primarily focusing on gymnastics for 14 years at Wimbleton Gymnastics. She discovered later in her high school years that she had an even stronger passion for dance. She then began taking classes at Bartlett Dance Factory and absolutely fell in love with ballet and pointe and by senior year she branched out to other styles such as jazz, modern, tap, hip-hop, adagio, and even baton. Emily went on to college at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville to study Theatre and Elementary Education and even played on the Women's Rugby Team at UT. Although she has taken different journeys throughout her years to get where she is today, Emily has found that dance is what gives her the most fulfillment and ultimately has served more of a purpose in her life above anything else. She is so grateful to be a part of Emotions Dance and her dream is to become a stronger dancer and show that no matter what your passion in life is, it is never too late to pursue your dreams.

Veronica Ramirez

Veronica Ramirez

Senior Company Member

Veronica Ramirez was born in Cali Colombia where she began her artistic career at the age of 10. In 2007, she graduated as a professional ballet dancer and initiated her profession in classical ballet at the Colombian Ballet Company. She has danced Don Quixote, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Carmina Burana, and many others. Veronica has participated in international tours where she went to Mexico, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, and Honduras. In 2017, she started working at the Colombian National Contemporary Dance Company as a Ballet teacher.

 
 
Chloe Haslett

Chloe Haslett

Company Member

Chloe started dancing at the age of six at a local dance studio in her small town of Umatilla and joined her studios competition team at the age of seven, where she performed across lake county and in her towns parades, holiday and charity events. She competed regionals and nationally across Florida taking home numerous first place awards. Chloe extended her dance training in workshops and conventions from well known choreographers who work with many of today’s famous performers in the music industry. She started intensive training in Leesburg at the age of nine where she continued to practice under ballet master Ron holiday. As well as competing in Studio owner Terri hick’s competition team for nine years. Along with many other choreographers adding to her experience in all styles of dance. Chloe has been trained in jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, contemporary, clogging, and modern. Because of her love for dance she has received much joy in helping assist teachers, choreographed numbers, as well as taught private lessons.

Amparo Padilla

Amparo Padilla

Company Member

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Alexis Myers

Alexis Myers

Guest Artist

Alexis was born and raised In lake Mary Florida. Since she was younger Alexis has always had the passion to either do gymnastics, cheer, or dance. At the age of 7 she started gymnastics at Scott Johnson Tumble & Gymnastics. Although it was only for a year, she moved up levels fast and was about to start competing when she moved. For 7 more years Alexis wished to be involved in something and finally had that opportunity at the age of 15. She tried out for the high school dance team at Lake Mary High, the Lake Marionettes. They are most known for their high kicks, giving them many national titles. Although alexis never trained at a dance studio, dance team has helped shape her to be the dancer she is today. Her love for dance keeps her going, and hopes to better herself every day. Currently she’s working as a server, and wants to study psychology at Seminole State College. 

Raleigh Shelton

Raleigh Shelton

Guest Artist

Raleigh is 21 years old and has been dancing since the age of 4. She was born and raised in Kingsport, TN and trained at Kingsport Ballet, primarily in classical ballet. She has also trained in modern, jazz, and character dance. Over her 14 years with Kingsport Ballet (7 years as a company member), she has performed in many full-length classical ballets such as The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Giselle, and Don Quixote. Some of her favorite roles include Clara and Chinese in The Nutcracker, The Pas De Trois in Swan Lake, Diamond in The Sleeping Beauty, and Friends in Don Quixote. Raleigh has attended Kingsport Ballet’s summer intensive yearly as well as summer intensive programs at the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington D.C., Houston Ballet, and Radford University. Raleigh’s passion for dance has grown through the years and she now also enjoys sharing that passion through teaching dance as well as performing. More recently she has re-located to Florida to further her dance career, and is now part of the Emotions Dance Company.

 
 
Aris Bursell

Aris Bursell

Guest Artist

Aris is 25 years old and was born in Maryland, Washington DC. She then moved to Florida at a young age where she began dancing With Mariam and Valerie’s school of dance arts. She studied all styles of dance including ballet tap jazz and musical theatre. As she grew up dancing, she found that ballet was among her favorite style of dance. She then went off to study modern technique and ballet at Florida school of arts college. She trained under artist such as Hee Ra Yoo, Freddick Bratcher and Dawn Branch. After taking time off with injuries, she found Emotions Dance company to keep her in the art of practice while she is running her own company in the Orlando area known as Aris total cleaning.