Emily Cooper trained under scholarship with the Georgia Academy of Dance and the Performing Arts in Peachtree City for ten years studying ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop, and tap. Emily received invitations to schools across the country including the Rock School, the American Ballet Theatre of New York, the Boston Ballet, and the Atlanta Ballet. She spent three summers studying at the Rock School of Dance in Philadelphia and was invited to study there on scholarship for the 2008-2009 school year. Emily was also invited to dance under professional contract with the Georgia Dance Theater for the 2009 season. Her performing credits include the Sugar Plum Fairy and Snow Queen in The Nutcracker, multiple soloist roles in Don Quixote, Three Musketeers, The Nutcracker, Symphony in C, several original pieces by Christopher Flemming of the Rock School, and several contemporary works showcased in Georgia Dance Theatre’s In The Spirit of Dance and A Celebration of Contemporary Dance series. Emily was a member of the University of Georgia Dance Dawgs from 2009-2012. The Dance Dawgs performed at all home men’s and women’s basketball games, SEC and NCAA basketball tournaments across the nation, gymnastics meets, volleyball games, football tailgates, and various campus philanthropy functions. Since beginning her teaching career with North Georgia School of Ballet in Sandy Springs, Emily has had the pleasure of performing in the studio’s annual spring performances, where she has danced the roles of The Stepmother in Cinderella, The Red Queen in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Snow White in Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, The Candlestick in Beauty and the Beast, and the Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz.
Emily’s teaching credits include several years with Georgia Academy of Dance’s Early Childhood Program as an Assistant Teacher for Creative Moment and Combo classes. In addition, Emily taught Hip Hop and Jazz at several camps and clinics through the Georgia Dance Dawgs and was the coach for Sigma Kappa sorority’s Greek Grind team in 2010 and 2011. She has been an instructor at the North Georgia School of Ballet since 2013, where she teaches ballet, jazz, hip hop, and tap to students of all ages.
Emily graduated from the University of Georgia in 2013 (B.A., English). She currently works full time for Capgemini in Atlanta.