Emma has been a “triple threat” herself for more than 20 years. An accomplished singer, percussionist, and classical pianist, she has won several state and national awards for her performances and original compositions. She has also passed her music teaching and performance exams through the Yamaha Music Program, and the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in London and has trained in music across the country at Princeton, Kansas State, and Arizona State Universities. Emma continued her music studies through high school, where she was a member of the Arizona All State Band & Orchestras, where she was 1st in the state for orchestral percussion.
Emma has also been very active in the dance and theatre communities. She is trained in ballet, pointe, modern, lyrical, jazz, contemporary, tap, pom & cheer, and hip hop, and has performed in numerous community and professional productions.
As a young adult, Emma attended the prestigious Millie Lewis AMTC Competition in Florida, where she took 1st place Dance Duet, 2nd overall Broadway Singer. She was also awarded the Role Model of the Year Award for her dedication and commitment to her students, who took 1st place overall in the Group Performance category and were awarded the coveted Agency of the Year award. Although the prospect of signing with an agent in New York was exciting, Emma decided to return to Arizona to pursue her career as an educator.
Emma graduated summa cum laude with a BFA in Dance Education from Arizona State University in 2005, and began teaching dance in the Tempe Unified School District, first at Tempe High and Mountain Pointe High School, and later Corona del Sol High School. In 2009, Studio 3 was born, becoming the first “triple threat training center” of its kind. Now, students could finally pursue dance, music, and theater training, all in the same place!
At Studio 3, Emma is Artistic Director of the Studio 3 Showstoppers Company and the Applause Musical Theatre & Pop Ensemble. She also enjoys teaching jazz technique, arranging vocal music for Studio 3′s many performing companies, and directing the professional all-girl pop group Ascension. Her favorite role, however, is directing and choreographing Studio 3′s mainstage musicals.
Emma continues to train and perform professionally with the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater in Mesa, including the recent productions of “Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, and “Chicago”. She also enjoys following her passion for directing and choreographing, and hopes to someday write a full-length musical of her own!
Above all, Emma is excited to be pursuing her lifelong dream, and wants to open up performing experiences to as many students as possible!
Welcome to Studio 3 Performing Arts.