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Emily Robinson began dancing at the Academy of Ballet and Jazz when she was just ten years old. As a member of the inaugural dance company at ABJ, Ms. Robinson was fortunate to study and train with some of the industry greats, including Pam Chancey, Sheila Barker and Frank Hatchett. After graduation Emily attended the University of Alabama and worked at ABJ teaching dance classes to both recreational and company dancers. In September 2001 she moved to NYC and attended Marymount Manhattan College studying communications and began teaching children's dance classes at the world famous Broadway Dance Center. Ms. Robinson was promoted as the Director of BDC's Children & Teen Program from 2003-2011.
Under her direction, dancers were featured in events, publications and television shows such as Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Andre 3000, Sesame Street, Fleet Week at the Intrepid for Pastry Shoes, Project Dance in Times Square, Britney Spear's Fragrance Reveal, Madam Tussaud's Wax Museum, The Dr. Oz Show, The View, Good Morning America, The Today Show and Dance Spirit Magazine just to name a few.
After returning to Tuscaloosa in June 2011, Emily gladly accepted the invitation to be part of ABJ’s faculty. Emily also attended the University of Alabama where she studied Early Childhood Special Education. She is also the proud mom of Kaden and Seeley.
Working with children is Emily’s calling. She is dedicated to the artistry of dance, a passion that has been with her since she first walked through the doors of the Academy of Ballet and Jazz more than 20 years ago. She is honored to share the gift of dance with all of her students and realizes how very fortunate she is to get to do what she loves.