Instructor of Dance
Emily received her MFA in dance performance and choreography from Florida State University in May of 2007 and her BA in dance from James Madison University in 2003. As a student, Emily had the exciting opportunities to perform in works by Monica Bill Barnes, Tiffany Mills, Susan Marshall, Gerri Houlihan and Martha Graham. While at FSU, her piece, An Interlude Subsided, was selected to represent the dance department at the American College Dance Festival in Oxford, Mississippi.
Professionally, Emily is dancing for Staibdance, and has had the opportunity to perform at 7 Stages Theatre, Emory University, the Cobb Energy Center, the Rialto Center for the Arts, and this October, Fabrefaction Theatre. In June-July 2011, Emily was invited to teach modern technique and Yoga for the Staibdance 2-week Summer Dance Festival/Intensive in Sorrento, Italy, culminating with a performance in Parco Ibsen at the Piazza Antiche Mura. In February 2009, Emily performed in an evening-length work of live dance and music with the world renowned Vega String Quartet. Also in 2009, Emily toured and performed extensively in Houston, Texas' Big Range Dance Festival. Emily also serves as a member of the Staibdance Board of Directors. Along with George Staib, Emily has had the opportunity to dance for New York choreographer, David Dorfman, at the Rialto Center for the Arts and Kathleen Wessel at 7 Stages Theatre.
Emily has had her work commissioned by Georgia College and State University, the Atlanta Ballet, Kennesaw State University and Staibdance, where her work was performed at 7 Stages Theatre in Little 5 Points.
From 2007-2008, Emily was a part-time professor at two universities, Georgia College and State University, where she taught modern and jazz technique and improvisation, and Georgia Perimeter College, where she taught modern technique. She currently specializes in modern technique at Kennesaw State University within the dance major program. Emily is also on faculty at the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education, teaching various disciplines within the school. In July of 2010, Emily taught for the Atlanta Ballet's 2 -week Summer Dance Intensive in Statesboro, Georgia. Additionally, Emily has her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification and teaches private Yoga classes throughout the city of Atlanta.