Emma grew up in Los Alamitos, California and started her dance training at Orange County Dance Center. She attended summer programs at Joffrey Ballet, Ballet West, Oklahoma City Ballet, and Milwaukee Ballet.
At age 17, she joined Rolando Yane’s pre-professional training program at Milwaukee Ballet. The season after, she joined Milwaukee Ballet II for 2 seasons. With Milwaukee Ballet, she performed in Michael Pink’s Nutcracker, Milwaukee Ballet II’s show, Momentum, and various community outreach shows around the city of Milwaukee.
She joined Ballet Pensacola in 2022 as a Corps de Ballet member and enjoyed dancing Mr. McIntyre’s original works.
Emma is a certified pilates instructor and teaches pilates as well as ballet and contemporary at various studios around Pensacola.
She is grateful to have started her own program for students with disabilities to find dance in their lives, called Mudita, at Ballet Pensacola.
As well, Emma continued her studies while dancing and has obtained her degree in health science.
She is excited and grateful to continue her career with her second season at Ballet Pensacola!
“When I dance, I feel a large amount of gratitude and joy. I understand what a gift it is to have the ability in my body to move and dance every day, and I never want to take it for granted. Something that I love about dance is there is always work to be done and I love the challenge that brings.”
Place of Birth: Long Beach, California USA
One Word to Describe Why I Dance: "Gratitude"
Favorite Color: Green
Favorite Role Danced: Principal Robotics Engineer for Milwaukee Ballet II community outreach shows
Dream Role: Any George Balanchine ballet :)
Favorite Choreographer: George Balanchine
Favorite Traditional Ballet: Romeo & Juliet or La Bayadere
Favorite Cuisine / Dish: Chips & Guacamole
Favorite Hobby: I really enjoy being outside, exploring nature, hiking, etc. I love to cook and try out new recipes. Also, I love practicing Pilates and trying different ways to be active and move my body!
Fun Fact About Me: I'm a certified Pilates instructor and am going to school to obtain my Bachelor's in health science. I want to be a nurse for senior citizens one day and eventually open my own senior community center.
What Would You Like the Audience/Community to Gain from Your Performances: From my performance, I want to show an authentic range of emotions and hope that they feel the same way I do. I want them to find dance exciting and to leave with a sense of inspiration. I believe that dance is for everybody's body- whether their age or ability, and I hope to inspire dance in their own lives.