Emma Willson has been dancing at Elevation since 2013, and has trained extensively in all styles. She is one of our most versatile dancers and over the years has been a part of Elevation's Performance Company program, Nutcracker, and Competition team. Emma has been rewarded multiple scholarships from the most sought after industry choreographers and teachers at conventions such as Radix and Jump. Her 2023 duet which she co-choreographed with Wiley High, won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd overall awards across multiple competitions. Emma danced the lead roles of Clara, Arabian Princess, and Spanish Empress and has been in numerous group routines in Elevation’s productions of The Nutcracker. She has been assisting classes at Elevation since age 10, and with that she brings the knowledge of our curriculum and culture to her teaching style that families have been accustomed to at EDS. Emma is beyond excited to be teaching Hip Hop starting the summer of 2023; which she describes as her favorite and most incredible style of dance. Emma is the winner EDS’s 2023 Dancer of The Year voted on by her peers and faculty for superior attendance, always dressing according to code, being supportive of others, being kind and respectful to others, applying corrections from teachers, and always showing up engaged and excited!