Staff Biography

Emily began dancing in 2000 at the age of 3 when  Addie Cannistra opened the doors to Dance from the Heart.  She soon realized she had an extreme love and passion for dance.  At the age of 7 she joined the competition team.  Emily spent the next 11 years traveling throughout New York State competing in several competitions.  She competed many solos, duets, trios, and groups in jazz, tap, acro, musical theater, ballet, lyrical, and modern at these competitions.


At the age of 13 Addie gave Emily the opportunity to assistant teach classes at the studio and share her passion with the younger generation. She quickly realized she not only loved dancing, but loved teaching the art of dance to younger girls who looked up to her.


Emily has graduated from Mohawk valley community college where she earned a degree in accounting. She is now a teller at AmeriCU Credit Union, while continuing to share her love for dance with many students at Dance from the Heart.