Emily Cordies-Maso started her training at her mother Rebeca Maso’s studio in Somerset, NJ at a young age. At age 12 she attended Ballet Hispanico under the direction of Dr. Ana Maria Correa and later with current director Michelle Manzanales. Cordies-Maso was part of the Pre-Professional program for her last three years there under a full scholarship. During that time she was able to travel to Cordoba Mexico for the Festival de Danza and to Havana Cuba for the Ballet Nacional Festival International de Danza. In 2019 Cordies-Maso started studying under the direction of Aydmara Cabrera at Princeton Ballet school and was later a trainee in 2021 where she had the opportunity to perform Fandango Lead in Don Quixote, Spanish Lead and Dew Drop in The Nutcracker, Moyna in Giselle and Ethan Stiefel’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In December 2020, she studied as a stagiare at Ecole Rudra Bejart in Switzerland with a full scholarship, under the direction of Micheal Gascard and Julio Arrozarena where she performed Bejart Repertoire at Vaison la Roman, France and Martingy, Switzerland. Cordies-Maso has also attended various summer intensives including Sarasota Cuban Ballet School, Taina Morales and Jesus Corrales Summer Intensive in Montreal, Canada, and Leonel Morales & Friends Dance Course in Granada, Spain where she has performed Odalisque in Corsaire, Pas de Trois in Swan Lake, and numerous contemporary pieces. Her ARB credits include Arabian Lead in The Nutcracker, Da’Von Doane’s Kaleidoscope Mind, Ethan Stiefel and Johan Kobborg’s Giselle, Arthur Mitchell’s Holberg Suite, and Stiefel’s VARIANTS.