Emily is from Frederick, MD and received her training at 24/7 Dance Studio. She attended Towson University on an arts and academic scholarship, graduated with degrees in Dance Performance, Business Management, and e-Business and trained under the direction of Linda Denise Fisher-Harrell, Runqiao Du, Catherine Horta-Hayden, and Vincent Thomas.
Since 2009, Emily has been touring with Tap Kids International Tap Company, performing in over 75 shows across the U.S. and Canada. Recently, Emily has performed with the Towson University Dance Company, in Dance Africa at the Dance Place in D.C., in the Maryland Council for Dance Professional Showcase, and as a featured dancer in a commercial for the Regional Transportation Agency. Emily has received awards for dance including the Jack Tolbert Memorial Scholarship, an award from the Towson University Music Department for her instruction on Gumboot dancing, and a grant from the Towson University Undergraduate Research Committee for Sharing the Culture of South African Gumboot. Along with contemporary and modern dancing, Emily is very passionate about tap dance and Gumboot dancing and enjoys combining various styles of dance.
After attending several CKM&A Winter Workshops and Summer Intensives, Emily performed with CKM&A for one season.