Miss Emily started dancing at The Children’s Ballet at the age of six where she studied ballet and pointe under Deni Jacks, Robyn Wenrich, Edward Moffat, and Heidi Eads Jones. During her study at The Children’s Ballet, she discovered her love of teaching by working as a teaching assistant and student teacher. She continued dancing at Anderson University, graduating summa cum laude with departmental awards and honors with a BA in dance business. While at Anderson she studied a variety of styles under Oybek Tashpulatov, George Salinas, Debra Silveus, Shauna Steele, Doug King, and Kenny Shepard. Emily has worked with Lynn Peterson (Syren Modern Dance), Sharon Wong (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater), Jillian Godwin (Dance Kaleidoscope), and Mocha Dance Project.
Her choreographic works have been awarded and featured: Forever Night received an Allen Choreography Award, Compter Sur was presented at the American College Dance Festival in 2014, and Lux et Gravitas and This Tea/This Chair/This Place were performed at Indy Fringe 2016 & 2017. Emily was a member of Phoenix Rising Dance Company in 2016-17, and she is currently is a founder and company dancer at Crossroads Dance Indy and the artistic director of The Children’s Ballet. She shares her passion for dance, storytelling, and the arts through dancing, choreographing, and teaching.