Emily-Erin began dancing at Ardell Stone School of Dancing a little later in the game than others her age and was originally placed in classes with students younger than she was. Challenge accepted! Within a year, she worked up to her own age group and ultimately, the competition group.
She then went to school at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama to take on more challenges. While there, she danced with the university’s own program and with their partnership with Alabama Ballet, a professional company. She was also named the Director of Grace Ministry, a group of dancers who performed in churches in the community. Through the ministry, she began teaching and hasn’t stopped since.
After moving to Lynchburg, she helped teach a liturgy class and choreographed a competition solo at Forest Dance Academy. Her passion for dance stems from the constant challenges thrown at the dancers. She believes dance to be a great forum to learn resilience, perseverance, and self-expression.
She lives in Lynchburg with her precious pup, Ruger, and stud-of-a-husband, Jon!