Emilija Petrulyte

Level 8


Labas! I was born and raised in Lithuania where I discovered my passion for the stage. When I was just three years old, I let go of my mother’s hand and ran into a dance class in my local kindergarten. Running into dance classes became a routine, and I became a professional dancer in Competitive Ballroom (International Standard and International Latin) Dance. From that moment on, I knew that the stage was where I was meant to be.

In 2017, I moved to Ireland “just for the summer” to expand my English language skills, and I have not left since. As I got older, my love for the stage only grew stronger. Therefore, I applied for a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Performing Arts (Acting) at Atlantic Technological University, Sligo. This university provided me with the opportunity to receive training in a wide range of performance and acting techniques including Classical Acting, Stanislavski’s Technique, Chekhov Method, Physical theatre, and Live Art and Performance. It also gave me a chance to explore various aspects of theatre, such as Stage Management, Facilitation, Writing, and Design. As part of my work placement, I had the chance to travel abroad to Hungary and meet amazing people and make strong connections with various artists in the theatre industry worldwide. After four years, I graduated.

The stage is where I feel the most alive, and I look forward to pursuing my career as a stage actor. Because of my background in dance and movement, I find pleasure working in Physical Theatre, and this is the path I have chosen to follow. I love learning from others, and I hope that someday, I can share my knowledge and inspire others too.