Emma Rusinek started doing ballet at the age of 5. Now a 15-year old dancer, she has been training at Ballet Kalamazoo and has been a part of their performing group, The Dancer Collective, for 3 years. She has performed many roles in their original ballet stories: The Canary Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty, The Dew Drop Fairy and The Mouse Queen in The Sugar Plum Fairy A Nutcracker Story, Starlight the Starfish in The Little Mermaid and most recently The Fairy Enchantress in The Beauty and the Beast. She is now starting her 4th year and will be dance captain for The Dancer Collective. She hopes to continue her dancing career into a professional company someday.