Emily was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania and began her dance training at Studio5678 in Coply, Pa. During her time on the competition team at Studio5678, she ranked nationally and earned multiple awards for her group and solo performances. She attended Franklin & Marshall College, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in both dance and anthropology with a minor in French. During her time in college, she was the vice president of the F&M Dance Company and captain of the Dance Team. Emily choreographed many pieces in the styles of tap, modern, jazz, and hybrid styles for both groups in addition to teaching master classes for the company and leading rehearsals for the team. Throughout college, Emily was thankful to receive training in the techniques of great modern dancers such as Merce Cunningham, Martha Graham, Isadora Duncan, José Limón, and Mary Wigman from dancers who descended from their direct lineage in the dance world. In her senior thesis, Emily explored dance hybrids and blending of different dance styles in her evening-length piece, Cascading. During her time in college, Emily taught Jazz at Viktor Yeliohin International Dance Academy in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Post-graduate, Emily has taught tap, hip hop, ballet, jazz, lyrical, and tumbling at Baltimore School of Dance and for Merritt Clubs Dance Company before joining the Davy Dance family.
Emily is excited to have an awesome first year at DDA!