Originally from Indianapolis, Emily began training at a young age for a career in dance. In high school she was asked to study extensively at Butler University in the Early Entrance Program for Gifted and Talented Students, where she had elite ballet training, and performed corps through soloist roles in many ballets. During those same years she spent time training at professional studios in LA and NY. In 1998 she moved to Los Angeles beginning her professional career performing in films, television, commercials, and theater. Emily prides herself in being a versatile dancer, teacher, and choreographer. Along with a dance career, Emily became a Pilates Master Trainer.
She found the education and knowledge of Pilates was a great balance with dance, and was amazed at the benefit of injury prevention for herself and others. Some of her film credits include Academy Award winners; American Beauty and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Looney Tunes Back in Action, and The Haunted Mansion. For almost a decade Emily spent her holiday seasons performing in The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, with featured roles, including the 75th Anniversary at Radio City Music Hall. She has enjoyed performing in shows such as Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Crazy for You at the acclaimed Sacramento Music Circus. Other Hollywood credits include The Emmy Awards, The Grammy’s, and numerous other performances. Emily has been blessed to experience performing internationally for special events in China and Germany, where she was not only a dancer, but was also a co-choreographer with her husband and others. She has appeared in a variety of other productions ranging from numerous classical and contemporary ballets, commercials, industrials, and more.
Emily is so thankful for her training with mentor, and dance icon, Mr. Joe Tremaine. Her time studying and working with him, and other influential teachers helped shape her to a well-rounded performer and teacher. When not performing Emily truly loves being a teacher, choreographer, and mentor.