Emily Emanuel is a sophomore dance major with minors in Autism Spectrum Disorders and Disability studies and Community Inclusion from Erie, Pennsylvania. She is a second year member of the Kent Dance Ensemble. She has performed in gala and adjudication concerts for American College Dance Association. She has attended and performed in regional and national festivals hosted by Regional Dance America, and has attended summer dance intensives with American Ballet Theatre, Cincinnati Ballet, and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Throughout her tenure at Kent State, Emily has received the Xavier Atienza Dance Scholarship and a School of Theatre and Dance Award. She is the secretary of SDEO and the co-student artistic director for KDE. Emily is extremely grateful for this opportunity to grow and learn as a member of the ensemble.