Elly is from Illinois and has been dancing since she was a young child. She began her training with Judith Svalander, and later studied at The School of Ballet Chicago, performing with The Ballet Chicago Studio Company. She also was a summer and year-round student at The Rock School and The School of American Ballet, both on full scholarship. Ms. Green was an apprentice with The New York City Ballet in 2000 and joined The Royal Danish Ballet as a corps de ballet member in 2001. She has danced a large body of repertoire including George Balanchine’s Serenade, Swan Lake, Stars and Stripes, Walpurgisnacht, and Brahm-Shoenberg Quartet, August Bournonville’s Napoli, La Sylphide, and A Folk Tale, Jerome Robbin’s West Side Story Suite, John Neumeier’s Romeo and Juliet, The Little Mermaid and The Odyssey, Peter Martins’ Fearful Symmetries, and Helgi Tomassan’s Sleeping Beauty. Elly has performed major roles with Ballet Chicago including “Waltz Girl” in Balanchine’s Serenade, “The Man I love” pas de deux in Balanchine’s Who Cares?, the second violin in Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco, and the Sugar Plum Fairy in Ballet Chicago’s Nutcracker.