Emily began her classical ballet training in San Angelo, Texas under the teachings of San Angelo Civic Ballet’s Megan Bridgeman. After two seasons, Emily joined the Victoria Ballet Theatre upon moving to the area, receiving instruction from Debbe Busby, Brenda Seratta Tally, and Kelli Klein. While dancing with the company, she had the privilege of working most recently with master teachers Willy Shives as the lead in his ballet, A Tropical Night, Randy Soileau in Classical Symphony, as well as with Dominic Walsh to perform his rendition of the Sleeping Beauty (Fairy of Beauty). Emily also has performed in Joffrey’s Viva Vivaldi and Walsh’s Allegro Girocoso. Aside from these works, Emily has been cast leading roles in ballets such as the Nutcracker (Clara, Dew Drop, Arabian), Don Quixote (Bridesmaid), Swan Lake (Cygnets), and Cinderella (Fairy). In her years spent with Victoria Ballet Theatre, Emily instructed all ages, as well as creative movement for young children aged 3-5, Beginning Ballet to ages 7-11, and is well-versed in the ABT ballet curriculum.
Emily attended both the ABT Summer Intensive as well as the Joffrey Workshop Texas on scholarship. While in attendance, she performed in works such as the Dream Scene from Don Quixote, as well as Arpino’s Reflections, in which she performed the pas de deux. These studies led her to the cherished opportunities of working with Susan and Buddy Trevino, Diane Orio, Trinette Singleton, Wes Chapman, Samantha Shelton, Lisa Slagle, and Thom Clower.
Seeking to further her classical training, Emily was accepted on scholarship by Butler University and TCU in 2016, as well as her first choice, The University of Oklahoma School of Dance in which she made her debut performance in The Firebird (Tsarevna, Lady of the Court), and later appeared in The Garden during her second semester.
Emily is very excited to bring her expertise and training to ATD studio, and hopes to inspire our dancers to find their passion for dance.