Emily

Emily Peters

Emily Peters has been dancing for over 15 years. She began dancing at age 3, started dancing competitively at age 8 and continued until she graduated high school. During her time as a competitive dancer with Wendy’s Dance Center (now known as Contempro Dance Theatre), she won numerous awards including many scholarships, special awards and titles. Along with her technical dance training that includes: ballet, jazz, tap, pointe, hip hop and modern, Emily has also trained at Radio City Music Hall with the iconic Rockettes. Accepted into the Rockette Summer Intensive, Emily was invited to attend the Rockette’s Special Invitational Week. In addition to receiving the invitation to train at the highest level with the Rockettes, Emily was one of only ten dancers given a full scholarship.

After high school, Emily continued her education and training as a B.F.A. Dance major at Montclair State University. As a dance major, Emily had the opportunity to study under notable teachers such as: Laurie A. Abramson, Ruth A. Clark, Jessica DiMauro, Geoffrey Doig-Marx, Kathleen Kelly, Jeff Shade, Cindy (Loewus) Thole, F. Earl Mosely, and Christian Von Howard. During her time there, Emily was fortunate to have been given a featured role in “La La Salama” choreographed by Jessica DiMauro and cast in “Static Friction”, a contemporary pointe piece choreographed by Nancy Lushington.

Emily is continuing her training at Broadway Dance Center in NYC and with the Princeton Ballet School in New Jersey. She has taken classes with notable choreographers such as: Travis Wall, Stacey Tookey, Tracie Stanfield, Ray Leeper, Sonya Tajeh, Andy Blankenbuehler, Andrew Winghart, Bobby Newberry and Tyce Diorio, to name just a few.

Currently, Emily can be seen performing in the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden, as a Knicks City Dancer (KCD). As a member of the legendary KCD, Emily has had the opportunity to work with industry greats: Bobby Newberry, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Marty Kudelka, Lacey Schwimmer, Serge Onik, JT Horstein and Tracy Shibata.

Emily loves every minute of pursuing a career in dance. In addition to performing, Emily can also be found teaching at several local dance studios. She loves sharing her passion for dance with others and Emily is eager to continue discovering what dance has in store for her!