I remember when I started to dance … I was probably around 5 or so. My father’s friend’s daughter Sanae—who would became my teacher for 17 years—was looking for ballet students …
As a young girl, DancEsteem nurtured Emily’s devotion to moving daringly. Physical challenge and improvisational listening have been bedrock to her love of dance ever since, foundations she ardently offers to her students. She cultivates curiosity, community, and playfulness in the studio, knowing from experience how vital these values are.
After graduating from DancEsteem and SOTA, Emily continued challenging her physical body in New York, first at the Fordham/Ailey BFA program, and then at Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Ballet. Later, she studied floorwork with companies in New York and Europe, and deepened her technique using dynamic imagery, Alexander Technique, and biomechanics. Simultaneously, she learned to listen to the moment, studying acting for three years with James Brill, senior teacher at Sanford Meisner’s Neighborhood Playhouse. Acting enabled Emily to approach movement as a human, to patiently listen to and bravely reveal what is already happening underneath the surface. She made her way to Berlin, studying from and performing for dance-theater choreographer Johannes Wieland in the b12 Dance Festival. This launched Emily into New York’s professional dance-theater world, performing in productions from immersive Shakespeare to retro sci-fi to a rock opera of Beowulf, working with choreographers such as Troy Ogilvie, Susan Tenney, Allison Cook-Beatty, and Nicole Wolcott, among others.
Emily is thrilled to join DancEsteem once more!
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Upcoming Events at MoBu Dance Studio
Summer Dance Camp 2021
Every summer MoBu Dance Studio has Summer Camp for children and teeens. It’s a great way to keep them active and interacting.
DancEsteem Spring Performance 2021
DancEsteem 24th Annual Performance
April 30, May 1 & 2, 2021
at Fort Mason Cowell Theater