Studio Spotlight: Emily Miser, Artistic Director + Senior Instructor
Hello (or rather, bonjour)!
I will never forget the first time I walked into the pink house on Tennessee Street to register for my first official ballet classes. I was so excited to start dancing, and I did so at The Children’s Ballet for the next 12 years. The Children’s Ballet holds a very special place in my heart – this studio is where I learned not only solid technique, performance skills, French terms, musicality, ballet history, storytelling, and a love of the arts, but I also discovered my love of teaching and the importance of a dance family.
I took these lessons with me as I went on to dance (a lot) at Anderson University, where I earned my degree in Dance Business summa cum laude and with departmental honors. In college I expanded not only my love of dance and technical skills, but also my choreographic and intellectual knowledge. During my time at college, I still periodically taught at The Children’s Ballet – I haven’t missed a performance since 1998!
I’m excited to celebrate over 20 years as a part of the school (and it as a part of me) during our 32nd season. When I’m not in the studio teaching, I’m probably in the studio dancing! Currently, I am a Co-Founder and the Director of Education and Communication with Crossroads Dance Indy.
I’m so proud and grateful to be a part of The Children’s Ballet, from student to artistic director. As an instructor, I get to share my love and technique with all the wonderful students. As artistic director, I strive to maintain our high quality of dance education, as well as oversee and plan the spring performance and seek out additional artistic opportunities, such as our very first Nutcracker (which I am very excited about!). My focuses continue to be increasing support for the arts in Hendricks County and growing a strong future for the studio and its students. When we collaborate and support each other, we are stronger and can create amazing things in and for our community. I am so thankful for our amazing young people who fill it with dance and the incredible families who support us. The studio is truly a community effort, and I strive to continue the traditions from my time here with Miss Deni, while continuing to
build our own future.
Thank you so much for being a part of The Children’s Ballet. It is truly an honor to be able to share dance and everything I have gained from this studio with so many wonderful young people.