Emily Greenwell moved to New York from Michigan, and has established herself as an accomplished dancer, teacher, and choreographer. Upon moving to the NYC she booked a tour with Oz the Musical, directed by American Idol Finalist Todrick Hall. She then continued her dance studies by completing the Professional Semester at Broadway Dance Center.
Last December Emily traveled to Argentina as a guest teacher in Buenos Aries. There she performed the work of Derek Mitchell in the JM studio’s annual showcase. She can be seen as a featured dancer on the Wendy Williams Season 5 TV Promo choreographed by Luam and Derek Mitchell.
More recently she assisted Derek Mitchell with projects such as So You Think You Can Dance Ukraine, The Brooklynettes, music videos for artists Sylvia Tonsun and Irina Jade, Capezio Ace Awards, APAP, The Pulse, Carnival, Sybrite, and the Pushing Progress Showcase to name a few.
Other credits include dancing for rock group Phish choreographed by Jon Rua at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Emily most recently worked on Broadway Bares: United Strips of America directed by Nick Kenkel as an assistant to choreographers Jon Rua and Derek Mitchell. Through assisting and performing, Emily found her creative voice, developing a method of teaching and a passion for choreography.
Emily has taught at Broadway Dance Center, as well as other prominent NYC studios, Epic Motion, and various studios throughout New Jersey. She is currently on faculty for the Children & Teen Program at Broadway Dance Center. Her choreography was recently featured in Rhapsody James’s Sirens After Dark. Her teaching method focuses on a combination of technique, strength, musicality, and expression. She is a firm believer that class should be a release from reality along with a challenge of the mind and body. Emily is so grateful to be living her dream in the Big City and sharing her love for art through movement.