Emily Grew up studying dance at AOD! She was an award-winning member of the company and soloist at the Academy of Dance for 12 years. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from East Carolina University with a BFA in Dance with a concentration in Performance and Choreography. While in college, Emily served as the President of East Carolina Dance Association where she led her peers in community service and volunteer programming, and as the Director of Interns for ECU’s Dance Program heading the program’s social media, marketing, and alumni networking. She participated in intensives with Koresh Dance Company, River North Dance Chicago, and Trinity Laban Conservatoire (UK) and performed in showcases in New York City. She has also choreographed dances for competition that have ranked nationally, including this past year’s “Batucada,” which was the highest scoring tap number of the week and “Stomp to my Beat” that placed 2nd overall at StarQuest Nationals. This year, Emily’s choreography has already received regonition as one of the highest scoring routines at Encore Dance Competition, along with multiple first overall placements.